Reds not trying to trade Bailey
Just got back from the Reds suite and a session with Walt Jocketty. Myriad topics came up that will be flushed out soon on MLB.com/Reds.com.
The basic gist:
*Homer Bailey is not in play for trade this week. Jocketty had seen the reports of the Yankees’ interest.
“I told them we’re not trying to trade him. We’re trying to sign him,” Jocketty said.
*The Reds had a meeting about 90 minutes ago with Bronson Arroyo’s agent, Terry Bross. No deal was close but the two sides had let some time pass and Jocketty wanted to at least listen.
“We told him we wanted to meet with him again just to see where they’re at and to see if we could still do something,” Jocketty said. “I don’t know if we’ll do anything or not but we’ll at least meet with him because he’s been with us so long and has been a big part of our success. We thought it was important to at least talk to him again before anything else happens.”
*The Reds are seeking to add bench help in the form of a switch-hitting utility infielder that is primarily a shortstop.
*Jocketty would not address the trade talk rumor about Sean Marshall and the Rockies. But he noted that Marshall has value in the Reds’ bullpen and the club is fine with carrying both Marshall and Manny Parra.