Since Cincinnati Reds did not make any moves at the winter meetings to write about, I thought I would look at a player that did well for the Reds in the past, Jim Maloney.
RHP Jim Maloney was drafted by Cincinnati Redlegs in 1959 and debuted on Wednesday, July 27, 1960, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched 7 innings giving up 6 hits, 1 run and 2 walks while getting 5 strike outs.
Maloney played 11 years with Cincinnati getting 134 wins and 81 losses with a 3.16 ERA in 1818.2 IP. He had two 20 win seasons with the Reds. (1963 and 1965) and pitched in 200+ innings in 5 different seasons and in those 5 seasons his ERA went into 3.00+ only once.
Jim Maloney was a great pitcher for the Reds and as we sit patiently hoping that another great pitcher comes to the team this offseason I only hope Walt Jocketty does not have to give up a lot to get him.