Wanna waste some money? Sure, we all do!

The Reds will at least explore signing left-hander Mark Mulder, whose option was turned by the Cardinals last week. “I’ve got to see what the medical situation is,” Jocketty said. “I traded for him and re-signed him. I obviously liked him.”

Mulder has been limited to 12 2/3 innings over the last two years by shoulder problems. He was 97-50 with a 3.87 ERA before his shoulder problems began three years ago.

Mulder’s career as an effective pitcher is over. Move on, Uncle Walt.