Moves done? No Oswalt?
Remember at the beginning of the month when I said it could be a busy January for the Reds? I don’t think I was wrong.
Now, are they done yet?
“I think so, yeah,” Reds GM Walt Jocketty said.
But in talking to Jocketty about the Wilson Valdez trade and Nick Masset signing, he left the door open for some smaller moves.
“The only other things I might look for is for starting pitching and outfield depth on the Major League club,” Jocketty said. “In case of an injury, we’d have somebody. Other than that, we’re pretty much done.”
There’s been some speculation lately by media and fans that former Astros ace/Phillies star/Reds nemesis Roy Oswalt could find a home on the mound in Cincinnati since he is still out there on the free agent market. Jocketty seemed to drop a blanket on that small fire.
“They called us. I still don’t know how we can do it quite frankly,” Jocketty said. “We haven’t had any dialogue. I told them it would be hard financially to put a deal together and left it at that.”