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Since being promoted by the Reds from pitching coach to manager in October, Bryan Price has had little to no downtime.
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The building blocks on the Cubs' major-league roster are so few and far between that they become especially conspicuous at an event such as baseball's annual winter meetings this week.
New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup.
Tony La Russa, who for purposes of this post is a local guy, is one of three managers just elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The whole notion of "going out on top" sounds good, but it doesn't happen often enough.
With so many free agents already off the board, including most of the big, big names, the focus during this week's winter meetings at Disney World just might lean more toward the trade market.
They have already inked catcher George Kottaras and reliever Wesley Wright to short-term, team-friendly deals, and more of those can definitively be expected from the front office led by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer .
As snow fell outside, the Reds gathered inside at the Duke Energy Convention Center for the 2013 edition of Redsfest on Friday.
Oct 11, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher John Axford throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 11th inning in game one of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium.
Rick Renteria has called or reached out via text to all of the players on the Cubs' roster.
Each day at the Winter Meetings, someone from a team's front office meets with the media for a daily briefing.
Cano, 31, widely considered the top free agent on this year's market, is a five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner with 204 career home runs.
Aoki was the Brewers' right fielder, which is Beltran's position. However, general manager Dayton Moore, who met with Beltran at Kauffman Stadium for most of the day on Tuesday, indicated the pursuit of the prized free agent isn't over because of the Aoki acquisition.
Rick Renteria stood next to Chicago Cubs executives Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein and pulled on a No.
The Red Sox have been looking to add relief depth this off-season, and have managed to bring two arms on board for surprisingly reasonable prices.