Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Oh, wait, it's just Tony Cingrani.
All Cincinnati Reds players are required to participate in one of two off-season events for fans. One is Reds Caravan, in late winter, where small groups of players, coaches, and broadcasters travel around Reds country (which is quite large), meeting with fans at shopping malls and the like. The other is this weekend: Redfest, held in Cincinnati.
Tony Cingrani is doing Redsfest this year. A rather hirsute Tony Cingrani.
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According to Braves beat writer David O'Brien, the Atlanta Braves have non-tendered Paul Janish (along with postseason starting second baseman Elliot Johnson and injured pitcher Cristhian Martinez).
Not really a surprise, but I think the Braves are kinda nuts. It's true Pena raked in the 50 games or so he played in this season, but his career numbers suggest he's not a better hitter than Janish or Johnson. He will likely be the cheapest, though, so there's that.
Janish is now a free agent, and can sign with any team. The Braves might still try to re-sign him for less money than he'd have gotten in arbitration. Or there's his old team, the Reds. They're in need of a backup shortstop.
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