Reds Rumors: Rhodes, Votto, Webb

The Reds signed Miguel Cairo to a two-year deal today. Here are the rest of the rumors from the Winter Meetings:

  • The Reds aren't particularly close to re-signing Arthur Rhodes, since the reliever values himself differently than the team does, according to's Mark Sheldon. Rhodes is seeking a multiyear deal. He's 41, but GM Walt Jocketty was willing to give the 36-year-old Cairo two years.
  • The Reds talked to Joey Votto's agent and will offer the NL MVP a multiyear deal, but the team doesn't expect to reach an agreement soon. Votto's representatives "weren't really ready to talk about [an extension]" Jocketty said.
  • The Reds were often mentioned as a speculative destination for Brandon Webb, since his Ashland, Kentucky home is relatively close to Cincinnati. However, they haven't talked to the right-hander, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (on Twitter).

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