Reds Notes: Cordero, Ross, Kubel

The Reds acquired Mat Latos over the weekend, but they continue to search for a closer and a left fielder, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. GM Walt Jocketty explained that he expects to add an arm before he adds a bat.

"First, we'll address the bullpen a little bit," he said. "Once I get pitching done and know what we have left to spend, we'll know more about left field."

The Reds have resumed talks with free agent closer Francisco Cordero, though Jocketty says nothing is close. Free agent outfielder Cody Ross is still "part of the mix" and the Reds were in touch with his agent last week. The Reds had some interest in Jason Kubel before he agreed to a two-year, $15MM deal with the Diamondbacks. "The level money-wise, we weren't going to get to that level," Jocketty said.


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51 Comments on "Reds Notes: Cordero, Ross, Kubel"


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Joey Doughnuts
3 years 6 months ago

“but they continue to search for a closer and a left fielder”. If I am Kenny Williams, I am calling up and offering Thornton and Quentin for Devin Mesoraco and others, but I am not so sure that the Reds want to trade Mesoraco after they just traded Grandal. Daniel Corcino seems like the type of guy Kenny would want too.

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Matthew Gregory Proudfit
3 years 6 months ago

Yea, Reds are not going to move Mesoraco. That’s for absolute certain.

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Joey Doughnuts
3 years 6 months ago

I wonder if they would take Pierzynski instead of either Thornton or Quentin. AJ + Thornton/Quentin + Cash for Mesoraco, Corcino, +prospect? I have no idea, I’m just dying for the Sox to do SOMETHING.

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3 years 6 months ago

There is no trading Mesoraco, end of story, Mez, Votto, Bruce,  Chapman, Cueto, and Latos are untouchable, it would have to be pretty lopsided to even consider Mez in a deal, a potential .300 hitting catcher is not something you trade for an .836 lifetime OPS hitter with mostly average skill set

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Joey Doughnuts
3 years 6 months ago

I didn’t realize I suggested a 1-for-1 trade.

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Gunner65
3 years 6 months ago

Doesn’t matter what they offer because the Reds are a small market team. As others have said, he isn’t being traded so its pointless to pose trades for something you are never going to see happen. Devin will be cheap and under team control for a long time while AJ is 34 and does nothing for the Reds long term. If they had wanted an older catcher they could have just kept Hernandez at half the price of AJ and keep their prospects. Same deal with Quentin … he made $5M last season and will get a hefty raise in arb. We couldn’t afford to give Kubel $7.5M … so Carlos makes zero sense for the Reds.

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3 years 6 months ago

You are right, they wont be trading Mes for anyone especially now.

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3 years 6 months ago

Who cares i dont see anything that has darvish in it lol

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goredsgo
3 years 6 months ago

come on walt sign ross hed be a good platoon in LF

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TophersReds
3 years 6 months ago

No thanks. Heisy had a higher BA and more HR’s in half the at bats. Ross hit something like .240 last year, which doesn’t solve any of our LF problems (though they should just give Heisy a chance at a full time job, so they shouldn’t even waste the money unless it’s Beltran).

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goredsgo
3 years 6 months ago

heisey hit .254 and walked 19 times and struck out 78 times in 278 ABs last year and Ross just had a down year this yar hes been better in recent years

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monroe_says
3 years 6 months ago

heisey>ross

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goredsgo
3 years 6 months ago

ross plays in a WAY bigger park than heisey does and strikes out less

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RMR
3 years 6 months ago

Really, really disappointed that Dave Sappelt doesn’t even seem to be in the conversation.

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monroe_says
3 years 6 months ago

With only Scott Rolen on his last legs, the Reds must have more grizzled veterans who know how to win etc or Dusty might just have an aneurysm.