Reds Rumors: Cairo, Hernandez, Rhodes, Arroyo

Reds GM Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn’t expect to sign a big name free agent this winter. Carl Crawford and Cliff Lee will likely be playing elsewhere next year, though the Reds will boost payroll in 2011.

“I’m always trying to do something, but [signing a top free agent] would be pretty tough,” Jocketty said.

The Reds have had preliminary talks with the agents for Miguel Cairo, Ramon Hernandez and Arthur Rhodes, but Jocketty says he hasn’t yet exchanged potential salaries. The Reds have not spoken to Bronson Arroyo about an extension since picking up his option last week and they are not currently discussing long-term deals with Joey Votto or Jay Bruce.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote yesterday that he expected the Reds to complete a two-year extension with Arroyo this week. Jocketty has said he'd like to reach a deal before the 2011 season begins, but the potential contract may not become a priority until later this offseason.


19 Responses to Reds Rumors: Cairo, Hernandez, Rhodes, Arroyo Leave a Reply

  1. Yankees need to contact Hernandez. They can jettison Cervelli to the minors and a Hernandez/Montero platoon with Jorge doing most of th DHing would be good.

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I think Jay Bruce’s super two status will come back to bite him.

    • Ethanator99 5 years ago

      How so?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Just a hunch.

        • timmytwoshoezzz 5 years ago

          How does making $2-3M over what he normally would come back to bite the player?

          • AJCBE 5 years ago

            Don’t mind him, he just likes to make moronic comments because he can.

  3. Ethanator99 5 years ago

    The Reds better start disscussing Votto and Bruce deals soon. But Hernandez and Rhodes are more pressing matters right now.

  4. Votto.. come home to Toronto big guy!!!

  5. Brad Vance 5 years ago

    I think a guy Like Pat Burrell could help the reds.

  6. nelly33 5 years ago

    they need to try and trade Alsonso for a SS

  7. nelly33 5 years ago

    they need to try and trade Alsonso for a SS

  8. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Because next year if he doesn’t have a great season, he will lose money whereas he could have been locked up now.

  9. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Because next year if he doesn’t have a great season, he will lose money whereas he could have been locked up now.

  10. timmytwoshoezzz 5 years ago

    Again, how does that hurt him? Bruce basically will get a long term contract offer one year earlier than expected because he’s a Super 2. He can sign right now and get good dollars for the next 5-6 years. Or he can wait another year and barring absolute catastrophe make more than he’ll get in arbitration this season.

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