My brother is pretty skilled with Photoshop and made me a background for my desktop. I liked it and thought I would share it with you guys in case anyone else wanted to use it. It is currently on the Multimedia page, but I figure I would link it here too. Below is a smaller sample:
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Click here for the 1024×768 version.
Reds.com has up an article looking at the bullpen for 2008. They talked about guys like Marcus McBeth, Sergio Valenzuela and Josh Roenicke. Each of those guys could break with the Reds, although Roenicke is the least likely despite being the most talented. I do wonder why that Tyler Pelland is talked about in the article. He is on the 40 man roster and has had success in AAA as well as quality stuff to get the job done. I just found it odd that he was not even mentioned in the article at all.
Justin has up some interesting stuff on both the defensive infielders in the system as well as some stuff he did for The Hardball Times Season Preview 2008 where he gives a sample of his comments on Jay Bruce. While I don’t put much into the numbers that Justin linked to for the infielders because they are based against the league, not the entire minors it is still interesting to take a look at.