Well, some major news has spread across Cincinnati in the past couple of days concerning many key aspects to Reds' baseball.

First, the resignation of COO John Allen. Allen kept this team alive during the '90s and during this decade. He has been a key component in Reds' baseball and will be missed.

The second and much more important story is of the Ol' Left-Hander Joe Nuxhall. Joe is currently hospitalized and will have a pacemaker inserted during a surgery operation. I wish the best to him and his family. Also, in Hamilton, major supporters of Joe are trying to get him a million votes for the Ford C. Frick award. He is among numerous Reds broadcasters including Thom Brennaman, George Grande, Waite Hoyt, Al Michaels, Joe Morgan, and Chris Welsh. I will vote Nuxhall and I hope you do to, just click on the the top link in my signature.

In the free agent market, I was looking at relievers and I believe the Reds should try to sign Dan Kolb to a deal. If the Reds find the right role for him, he could be valueble. I really hope the Reds go after Francisco Cordero or Octavio Dotel. A big-named reliever is needed for this team, David Weathers can't do it all.