Five losses in a row, and as I read this post by John Fay, I’m not sure there is much to be excited about. Enjoy:
I asked (GM Walt Jocketty) if he thought the Reds could be fixed in one offseason.
“I hope so,” he said. “I don’t think we’re that far away.”
You may disagree with that. But it tells you that the Reds are still in the quick-fix mode. Still, they won’t trade young players as part of quick fix.
“That would kind of defeat our purpose,” Jocketty said.
So it’s a quick fix/youth movement all at the same time.
–Jocketty said the Reds haven’t contacted the agents for any of the 12 potential free agents on the club.
–He said no decision has been made on Adam Dunn.
–Alex Gonzalez is still in the club’s plans at shortstop. Jocketty said the medical reports indicate he’ll be readty. “But you have to be ready either way,” Jocketty said.
Honestly, I’m not sure what to make of any of that. Without question, this is the least optimistic I’ve been about the Cincinnati Reds since Bob Castellini bought the team. It’s bad.