MLB.com's Mark Sheldon has the latest on the Reds…
- GM Walt Jocketty told Sheldon the Reds will decline catcher Ramon Hernandez's $8.5MM option, as expected. Jocketty hopes to negotiate a new deal with Hernandez. Bad news for Ryan Hanigan, who posted a .361 OBP in 293 plate appearances this year.
- Jocketty hopes to re-sign catcher Corky Miller and outfielder Darnell McDonald to minor league deals.
- Jocketty said he talked to the Brewers several times about J.J. Hardy, but "We didn't match up and they didn't want to trade within our division, which was understandable." It's a sign that the Reds may not be content with Paul Janish as their starter.
- Check out our Offseason Outlook for more Reds analysis.