Reds Won’t Be Selling

4:18pm: GM Walt Jocketty told reporters today, "We are not selling."  At 6.5 games out, Jocketty feels the Reds are "still within striking distance."  It sounds like catcher Ramon Hernandez is staying put, as Jocketty says his value is greater to the Reds than what they'd get in return and he has not listened to offers. (Twitter links from MLB.com's Mark Sheldon and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer).

FRIDAY, 12:42pm: The Reds are “strongly mulling a sell-a-thon,” according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark.

THURSDAY: The Mets completed a four-game sweep in Cincinnati this afternoon, so the 50-55 Reds face a decision: do they continue pursuing difficult-to-obtain players like Ubaldo Jimenez and Hunter Pence or approach possible trades with a cautious approach more typical of a fourth-place team? At this point, the Reds may still be undecided. An unnamed general manager told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Reds GM Walt Jocketty seems unsure about which course to take between now and Sunday’s trade deadline (Twitter link).

The Reds are now in fourth place, 6.5 games out of first and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer guesses that if they make a move it will be directed toward making a difference in future seasons (Twitter link). As Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com points out, the Reds weren't in contention when they acquired Scott Rolen from the Blue Jays in 2009 (Twitter link).



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