Reds Unlikely To Make Deal By Deadline

There's a "very good chance" the Reds don't make a trade by Saturday's deadline, GM Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Jocketty acknowledged that he's still looking for a veteran reliever, but he already acquired protection by signing free agents Russ Springer and Jason Isringhausen.  Jocketty doesn't appear to be pursuing offensive help. 


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Ferrariman
5 years 1 month ago

Jocketty always says this.

then comes out of no where and and acquires a guy like scott rolen(twice).

5 years 1 month ago

For some reason I get the feeling the Jocketty won’t do anything unless the cardinals make a splash.

adlenon
5 years 1 month ago

or sending Griffey off to Chicago. Something will happen. As you said, it always does.

RedbirdRuffian
5 years 1 month ago

Reds are playing young guys they have to be patient with in spite of low averages or high era’s. Bruce, Stubbs, Masset, Heisy etc. They also have vets make big bucks like Harang, and Cordero that they can’t give away. They’ll make a run with the guys they have and bring up Izzy, Springer and Chapman (to give him a taste of a pennant race), but there isn’t anybody out there aside from Soria worth overpaying for.

schellis
5 years 1 month ago

The Reds aren’t good enough to win without a few additions. They could use a LF bat, outside of May Gomes has been very ordinary, and a RP perhaps even a closer.

Soria Podsednik wouldn’t be bad, but I’d prefer the OF to have some more power.

5 years 1 month ago

Dickerson is doing very well on hi rehab assignment. He might be up soon if Giomes continues to struggle.

5 years 1 month ago

LF bat??? JFYI…Gomes is having as good a season as MIL’s Ryan Braun…(The NL’s starting LF in the All Star game)…And is on track for a 25HR/30DB/100RBI yr…all for less than $1M.

I’ll take that all day long & twice on SUN’s.

schellis
5 years 1 month ago

if you look deeper you’ll see that outside of May he’s been a .240/.300/.400 slash line player with poor defense and some power.

There is a reason he’s been a minor league contract guy the last two years.

schellis
5 years 1 month ago

if you look deeper you’ll see that outside of May he’s been a .240/.300/.400 slash line player with poor defense and some power.

There is a reason he’s been a minor league contract guy the last two years.

BigRedOne
5 years 1 month ago

After 102 games, the Reds are tied for first!

They’re plenty good enough to win this division as currently constructed.

5 years 1 month ago

I suspect the “unlikely to make a deal” line is to bring the price tag down, on the player Walt is after…

5 years 1 month ago

I agree with schellis. Gomes’s average continues to sink as well as Bruce’s. Heck, if you get bruce in a 0-2 count, I would bet a million dollars that he’s going to strike out. And as for Gomes, he either swings at the very pitch and gets an out or he has a 4 pitch at bat which ends in a strikeout. So, why not? This may not be the best suggestion, but what’s wrong with bringing back Cody Ross or getting willingham? It’s not like that would a huge blockbuster deal so We probably won’t have to give up much. Besides, as of late and besides last night, the Reds’ offense has been mediocre at best.

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Ross is most likely unavailable now with the injury to Coghlan and Rizzo seems to be asking for the moon and the sun for any of his players.

5 years 1 month ago

I agree with schellis. Gomes’s average continues to sink as well as Bruce’s. Heck, if you get bruce in a 0-2 count, I would bet a million dollars that he’s going to strike out. And as for Gomes, he either swings at the very pitch and gets an out or he has a 4 pitch at bat which ends in a strikeout. So, why not? This may not be the best suggestion, but what’s wrong with bringing back Cody Ross or getting willingham? It’s not like that would a huge blockbuster deal so We probably won’t have to give up much. Besides, as of late and besides last night, the Reds’ offense has been mediocre at best.

5 years 1 month ago

April 12 wins 11 loses. May 18 wins 11 loses June 14 wins 13 losesJuly so far 13 wins 11 loses.Please tell me where you see a .500 team in any of these months. (you didn’t say near .500 you said (“They’re a .500 team”) I think they are a little better than a .500 team but not to the point that they would do well in many other divisions. Something else though even when they are not in first place in their division the Reds are usually leading the wild card so. Your points seem moot.

Also your post about them winning the division you must have some faith in them if you feel that way. plus the have the top hitting team in the NL. and they have good pitching with the exception of the 7th inning maybe if the starter does not get through that inning, which most of the time they do.

I think they will make it at least to the NLCS. unless maybe they have to play the Braves. They never seem to play them very well it seems like.

5 years 1 month ago

Ok so are you saying they never play any hard teams. They have to play some hard teams somewhere in the schedule everyone plays the same number of teams. And even though they do play in the central meaning they play the central more. They still have to play the NL West and East just as much as anyone other team in the central division.

Also as far as my above .500 remarks go I am comparing it month by month not over the entire season. and even still they are a little under a dozen games over .500 if you look at the entire season.

Regarding your comments about shutouts. I was not aware of that but who cares. When your a Reds fan that has had to deal with a decade of losing you have to look for some bright spots. The fact they are winning more than losing overall and the fact they are competing even for the division title is a good step in the right direction for this team.