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Do you think we will trade for a big-time bat at the Winter Meetings?
– @playerjoe141, on Twitter
I get this question a lot — on here and in person. I guess it depends on your definition of “big time.” It also depends even more on who is being made available by other clubs. I believe president of baseball operations Dick Williams and general manager Nick Krall will try to be in on any and every available big run producer and not be afraid to make trades. It’s essentially what they did for the rotation last winter. None of the three acquisitions (Sonny Gray, Tanner Roark or Alex Wood) were viewed as big time, but they had value nonetheless. The first two of those guys certainly helped the team improve in that area.

• Reds’ offseason checklist

On the free-agent side, would Cincinnati go after a free-agent superstar hitter like Anthony Rendon or Josh Donaldson? I don’t see it. (Never mind that they also play the same position as third baseman Eugenio Suárez). I could still see them trying to sign a quality power hitter and run producer, with names like Corey Dickerson, Mike Moustakas and Marcell Ozuna coming to mind.

Ozuna crushes 2 homers in win
Ozuna crushes 2 homers in win
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Oct. 7th, 2019
Should we be concerned about Jonathan India’s poor performance in the Arizona Fall League?
– Jim D., Facebook
The Reds were not concerned about India’s poor results in Arizona, where he he batted .133 (8-for-60) in 18 games. Ranked by MLB Pipeline as the organization’s No. 3 prospect (No. 93 overall), he developed a nagging wrist injury and played through it. Also, it’s worth remembering that 2019 was the 22-year-old’s first full professional season. He played 121 games and had 512 plate appearances, so it’s possible there was some fatigue there as well.

Should the Reds go after another top-tier pitcher for a longer-term deal since Trevor Bauer will likely only be around for the 2020 season?
– @TGHRobertHanes, on Twitter
It wouldn’t hurt to look, but I don’t think that’s something they need to worry about at this time. Both Luis Castillo and Gray are under club control through the 2023 season. Anthony DeSclafani and Bauer have the one year left until they can become free agents. Both could potentially be dealt during next season should Cincinnati not contend as the club expects. Looking further down the line, No. 2 prospect Nick Lodolo is expected to move briskly through the system. And assuming there are no setbacks in his return from Tommy John surgery on his elbow, No. 1 prospect Hunter Greene could follow in 2022.

Bauer K’s 9 in 8 frames
Bauer K’s 9 in 8 frames
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Sep. 15th, 2019
Do you see Travis Jankowski getting a lot of playing time in center field this season?
– @Kevinprimm55, on Twitter
Assuming Nick Senzel remains the primary center fielder, the Reds aren’t afraid to use Jankowski there also. Senzel is expected to be ready on or close to Opening Day after he had right shoulder surgery, so Jankowski is good insurance. But ultimately, his value will be in his ability to disrupt the opposition as a pinch-runner and helping the Reds as a defensive replacement that can play all three outfield spots. Jankowski had 24 stolen bases in 2018 and a career-high 30 steals in 2016. I’ve seen for myself that the dude can really motor around the bases.

• Five questions facing the Reds this offseason

Why do the Reds wear red jerseys on weekend home games, or any other times? Or why do they let their pitchers show red socks? I’ve sat right behind home plate many times and can pick up pitches with the contrast. The Cardinals always use all white uniforms when at home.
– Drew T., on Facebook
In recent history, the Reds have worn the red tops for home day games, but they departed from that plan in 2019 to wear them mostly for road day games. That was because of the 15 throwback uniforms worn during the 150th anniversary season. As for the socks being up high or covered by the pants, that’s usually up to the player or pitcher. Many will expose the socks, especially for a throwback look, but sometimes it’s just superstition.

What is your most embarrassing moment in the industry? As a former grounds crew member (Reds) and front office employee (Pirates), I’ve had a couple of doozies. I’m interested in hearing yours.
– @justinjerdon, on Twitter
Without a doubt, I’d have to say … eh, never mind.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook.

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NEWARK — The New Jersey Devils are without center Kevin Rooney and the Pittsburgh Penguins are without center Sidney Crosby.

Same thing, right?

Crosby will be out at least six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia he’s been dealing with since training camp. The injury was aggravated during the Penguins’ shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks over the weekend.

Jan 28, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) moves the puck against New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) during the second period at PPG PAINTS Arena.
Jan 28, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) moves the puck against New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) during the second period at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Photo: Charles LeClaire, Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport)

However, it doesn’t change the way the Devils plan for one of the deepest teams in the Metropolitan Division. They’ll face the Penguins for the first time this season Friday night at Prudential Center.

“One of the things about Pittsburgh, with Crosby out he’s one of the best players in the league, so what he adds to their team is something that you can’t replace,” Devils coach John Hynes said. “But when you look at their team, they’re very resilient, they’ve been able to be good without Malkin in the lineup or Crosby in the lineup or Letang when he’s been out of the lineup.”

Hynes, the former head coach of the Penguins’ American Hockey League affiliate, tried to impress on his team that they need to play as if Crosby is still in the lineup. They’ve done well even with Crosby in the lineup, having won six of their last eight.

“They have a lot of depth, they have a lot of very good players,” he said. “They bring the same game all the time, they’re very competitive and they have a lot of depth. So when they have some of their big players out, they really bond well as a team. It’s going to be a tough game tomorrow.”

Hynes’ own squad is dealing with injuries to its best defenseman, Sami Vatanen who was placed on injured reserve Friday morning, and fourth-line center Rooney. Vatanen is ruled through the weekend, sidelined with a lower-body injury for Friday’s game against Pittsburgh and Saturday’s game in Montreal and Colton White was called up from Binghamton of the American Hockey League to take his place on the roster.

New Jersey Devils defenseman Colton White (68) pursues New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in New York, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
New Jersey Devils defenseman Colton White (68) pursues New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in New York, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Photo: Kathy Willens, AP)

White will not play Friday but there is a possibility he will see action in his fourth NHL game Saturday against the Habs. The 22-year-old London, Ontario native has three assists in 15 games with the Binghamton Devils this season.

Vatanen took part in the medical skates ahead of the team this week, including on Wednesday and Thursday.

There are several problems plaguing the Devils, but the biggest may be their glaring inability to protect leads, especially on home ice. They blew another one Wednesday in a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

“You look at some of the games and the competition level and our compete and battle level was there, but we fall back into making mistakes that compound other mistakes,” forward Kyle Palmieri said. “And when a mistake happens, you’ve got to find a way to get back into your structure. Or hopefully, you get a save or they hit a post or a puck bounces over a stick. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to put your back in a position after a mistake to make sure that you’re in the right spot for whatever comes next.”

The Devils will hold their annual Military Appreciation Night on Friday. The Kyle Palmieri Foundation, which supports active and retired service members through various initiatives, will host a group of William Paterson University office of veteran and military affairs program. The New Jersey Warriors, a team of disabled veterans, will also be on hand for the event.

The Devils and Penguins did not take morning skates. Here are the projected lineups.

The puck shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom gets past New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood for a goal during the first period of the NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.
The puck shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom gets past New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood for a goal during the first period of the NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)

Devils (5-8-4, 14 points)
Taylor Hall – Jack Hughes – Kyle Palmieri

Jesper Boqvist – Nico Hischier – Jesper Bratt

Blake Coleman – Travis Zajac – Nikita Gusev

Miles Wood – Pavel Zacha – Wayne Simmonds

Will Butcher – P.K. Subban

Andy Greene – Damon Severson

Mirco Mueller – Matt Tennyson

Mackenzie Blackwood

Cory Schneider

Scratched: John Hayden

Injured: Kevin Rooney (upper-body, day-to-day), Sami Vatanen (upper-body, day-to-day), Connor Carrick (right pinky surgery)

Penguins (10-6-2, 22 points)
Jake Guentzel – Evgeni Malkin – Bryan Rust

Dominik Kahun – Jared McCann – Dominik Simon

Alex Galchenyuk – Nick Bjugstad – Sam Lafferty

Zach Aston-Reese – Teddy Blueder – Brandon Tanev

Brian Dumoulin – John Marino

Marcus Pettersson – Justin Schultz

Jack Johnson – Juuso Riikola

Matt Murray

Tristan Jarry

Scratched: Chad Ruhwedel

Injured: Sidney Crosby (sports hernia surgery), Kris Letang (lower-body), Patrick Hornqvist (lower-body)

Abbey Mastracco is the Devils beat writer for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all Devils analysis, news, trades and more, please subscribe today and download our app.

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