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  1. As the offseason nears its end, some Reds players are getting closer to putting Hot Stove rumors behind them and looking forward to Spring Training. One of the last big mileposts of the offseason arrives this weekend with the annual Reds Caravan, and two Reds who found themselves prominently in those rumors are heading out to meet fans and talk 2019.
  2. Reds radio broadcasting icon Marty Brennaman announced Wednesday that the 2019 season — his 46th year with the club — will be his final one calling games before he retires.
  3. Major League Baseball has revealed the first Spring Training workout dates for pitchers and catchers and those for the full squads for all 30 clubs. MLB also announced game times for all Cactus and Grapefruit League action in February and March.
  4. The Reds need a starting pitcher. The Padres are looking for a third baseman. The Indians would like to add outfielders. Could there be a match that would help all three clubs?
  5. Six writers were among those eligible to cast ballots in the 2019 Hall of Fame vote conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. As many as four candidates — and possibly more — could be elected, according to the public ballots amassed online. Here’s a look at how the six voted.
  6. Many times since the inception of the Rookie Career Development Program in 1992, participants have gone on to play in the Major Leagues. But it’s one thing to get there and quite another to stay. Reds prospect Shed Long certainly learned some things that he hopes can improve — and extend — his career.
  7. When it comes to right-handed pitching prospects — well, pitching prospects who throw with either hand — there’s Forrest Whitley and then there’s everyone else.
  8. Who do the Reds have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cincy’s Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Watch.
  9. We’re less than a month away from Spring Training, so it’s a good time to project what each club’s Opening Day lineup will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today.
  10. As quiet as the offseason has seemed at times, there have been some important additions. With that in mind, here is a position-by-position look at which teams have done the most to upgrade weak spots, taking into account both their 2018 production (or lack thereof) and ’19 outlook.