The first weekend of each December the Cincinnati Reds put on one of the best events in baseball when they put on Redsfest. Current players, former players, coaches, front office staff, announcers and minor leaguers all come into town. They sign autographs, have question and answer sessions on the main stage and participate in several other awesome events. Many of the Reds on the Radio affiliates also travel in to do a remote show from Redsfest. It’s one of my favorite things about the offseason.
The Reds also hand out their minor league awards at Redsfest. Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Hitter of the Year and Community Service Award are all awarded to players on the main stage during the event. On Wednesday the initial list of players scheduled to appear was posted on Reds.com. That list can, and usually does change with additions being made as things lead up to the event. Here’s the list of minor leaguers that will be there:
|Brandon Finnegan||LHP||KC Org/Louisville/Cincinnati|
|Cody Reed||LHP||KC Org/Pensacola|
|Keury Mella||RHP||SF Org/Daytona|
That’s a pretty strong list of players that will be making the trip in to Cincinnati to take part in the festivities.