Reds Notes: Riggleman, Phillips, Cordero, Bell

Here's a look at some Reds news..

  • The Reds have made an offer to Jim Riggleman to manage their Double-A affiliate in Pensacola and he's likely to accept, tweets's Jon Heyman.
  • It sounds like the Brandon Phillips extension will get done, writes John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.  General Manager Walt Jocketty says that it’s a “complicated contract,” which will take time to be ironed out.  That leads Fay to believe that the deal likely involves deferred money.
  • More from Fay, as he has the impression that the Reds hold little hope of re-signing Francisco Cordero.  Fay writes that the Reds might be able to get Cordero back at one-year deal in the $7MM range but would rather see the club turn to an in-house solution instead.
  • Fay also writes that David Bell’s promotion to Triple-A manager could be a prelude of things to come.  The former major league third baseman is probably the top candidate to replace Dusty Baker if the club decides to go in a different direction.
  • Heyman (via Twitter) also hears that the Phillips extension talks are going well with the Reds, but doesn't know if the two sides are close to a deal.  Phillips, who is set to make $12MM in 2012, tweeted on Tuesday that talks are moving in the right direction.
  • The Reds have talked to Jim Riggleman about a possible job in their organization, Heyman tweets.

11 Responses to Reds Notes: Riggleman, Phillips, Cordero, Bell Leave a Reply

  1. KINGMOJO 4 years ago

    whats does this piece have to do with lincecum and the giants??????

  2. I like Brandon Philips and hope the Reds can keep him. Don’t understand baseball’s conventional wisdom about closers. Why does it have to be one guy who makes a ton of money to get three outs in the ninth inning? Seems to me this job could be spread around the bullpen generally. In other words, let Cordero go. Good news about Jim Riggleperson. I was really pissed off when the Nationals let him go (although Jim shares the blame for that one).

  3. Howard 4 years ago

    wtf where’s lincecum piece lol thats the reason i opened this thread

  4. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Maybe quitting your job with the Nats wasn’t that good of an idea, Jim.

  5. indians sign fielder

  6. Redlegs55 4 years ago

    I’m surprised Riggleman was offered a Managerial position but AA is low risk

  7. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    Enjoy the AA job Riggleman, you’ll never manage in the major leagues.

  8. Beavis De Beppo 4 years ago

    Best bit I’ve heard in a while…love to hear any rumor that involves replacing Dusty Baker.  Also glad to hear that BP’s talks are going well.  I thought there was a big stink about him not showing up at RedsFest?  He was there, of course, and he was the life of the party, as expected.  Lame publicity stunt or last minute change of plans?

  9. Cavman_Boland 4 years ago

    Why would Fielder even have a list?!

  10. JacksTigers 4 years ago


  11. lefty177 4 years ago

    Didn’t you know Jon Heyman’s MLBTR name is DigGreen?

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