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.


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19 Comments on "Reds Rumors: Cairo, Hernandez, Rhodes, Arroyo"


4 years 9 months ago

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.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

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

Ethanator99
4 years 9 months ago

How so?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Just a hunch.

timmytwoshoezzz
4 years 9 months ago

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

AJCBE
4 years 9 months ago

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

Ethanator99
4 years 9 months ago

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

4 years 9 months ago

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

4 years 9 months ago

Not for at least another three seasons.

Brad Vance
4 years 9 months ago

Votto isn’t a free agent buddy… call back in 3 years….

Brad Vance
4 years 9 months ago

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

timmytwoshoezzz
4 years 9 months ago

Only if they switch to the American League

nathanalext
4 years 9 months ago

Been there done that, only his name was Adam Dunn. Thanks but no thanks.

Brad Vance
4 years 9 months ago

Touche sir….

nelly33
4 years 9 months ago

they need to try and trade Alsonso for a SS

nelly33
4 years 9 months ago

they need to try and trade Alsonso for a SS

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

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

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

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

timmytwoshoezzz
4 years 9 months 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.