No Reds trades at Deadline
The deadline came and went Sunday afternoon just after the Reds completed a three-game sweep of the Giants with a 9-0 win.
There will be a more detailed story on MLB.com/Reds.com soon….but Reds GM Walt Jocketty didn’t have any deals close to fruition on Sunday.
“We thought we were maybe yesterday. In the end, it probably was not as close as we thought it was,” Jocketty said. “We tried working on a number of big deals and some of the guys that were traded, we were in on most of them. Some of the requests for us, we felt were ridiculous and a lot more than we were willing to pay.”
The big issue was that team were asking for some coveted Reds prospects.
“Not just one or two,” Jocketty said. “It just didn’t make good sense for us in the short term or the long term. So we pulled back. We still believe we have enough talent here to win the division. I think we have to play better and I think this weekend was a great indication of what this team is capable of doing.”
Jocketty believed that talks with Houston fizzled over the Astros’ reluctance to deal within their division.
“I think that was a big part of it,” he said. “I think that’s why they asked for a lot more from us than what they got.”