Reds Podcasting and another minor league signing Doug Gray November 18, 2017 8 Comments Last night Chad Dotson and myself sat down and talked a little bit of Cincinnati Reds baseball. We discussed Joey Votto not winning the Most Valuable Player Award and the two of us both agreed and slightly disagreed about the final vote. We also spent a few minutes talking about the Gold Glove voting from a few weeks ago. We wrapped up the baseball talk by going over some of the 40-man roster decisions that the team will have to make before Monday as it related to the Rule 5 draft. Things were completed with some outstanding recommendations for what to watch. You can listen below. The Music for this episode was provided by Freekbass. You can listen to the podcast on this page, with the nifty little audio player just above. You can also go here to download it, if you wish. For links to all previous episodes of Redleg Nation Radio, check out the podcast’s home page. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or whatever podcast device you use. Redleg Nation Radio is also available through Stitcher, Google Play, and TuneIn Radio. Please subscribe, and give us a rating/review over at iTunes (or wherever you found us). If you like us, tell your friends! Reds re-sign Patrick Kivlehan The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed outfielder Patrick Kivlehan to a minor league deal. The contract also includes an invitation to spring training for 2018. Mark Sheldon of Reds.com was the first to report this: #reds re-sign Patrick Kivlehan to minor lg deal with Major League camp invite. — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) November 18, 2017 Patrick Kivlehan spent the entire 2017 season on the Cincinnati Reds bench. He played in 115 games, but only got 204 plate appearances for all of that playing time. He hit .208/.304/.399 with five doubles, a triple and nine home runs. 8 Responses MK November 18, 2017 Glad to see Patrick stay in organization. He could still develop into a nice bench piece with a little pop. Jim H. November 19, 2017 Totally agree. He was a nice depth piece. Good to see him stick around. Shamrock November 19, 2017 Yea, it’s definitely good to get at least one of Kiv and Deck back. Kiv is a great young athlete for sure. Shamrock November 19, 2017 Now, kiv got kinda a late start on baseball (played mainly football at Rutgers). I knew he’s 28, but is there any chance that there’s still some untapped potential with him? MK November 19, 2017 Off topic but has Taylor Sparks put himself back into the picture with his nice AzFL performance. Doug Gray November 19, 2017 With 33 strikeouts and 4 walks, I highly doubt it. MikeinSoCal November 19, 2017 ouch. How about Brennan Bernardino. Spring Training invite? Doug Gray November 19, 2017 It wouldn’t surprise me if Bernardino got an invite, if he’s still around. While I don’t believe he’ll be taken in the Rule 5, I don’t think it’s completely impossible, either.