Sun, 08 Dec 2013 01:33:51 -0800
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated OF Billy Hamilton will likely take over center field duties in place of free-agent OF Shin-Soo Choo, who is likely headed elsewhere in 2014.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:19:19 -0700
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty brought manager Dusty Baker in for a end-of-the-season meeting and wanted to fire hitting coach Brook Jacoby. Baker said: "If you want to fire someone, fire me." Jocketty opted to fire Baker, and a source said the two's relationship had been strained or distant of late. Baker has no plans to retire.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:25:07 -0700
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said he has had conversations with teams about possible trades but nothing of substance has come out of them. Jocketty said he is not sure the team will make any moves if nothing happens over the next week.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:46:34 -0800
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated his team may try to lock up a couple of arbitration-eligible players like SP's Mat Latos and Homer Bailey to multi-year contracts. "We've talked to a couple of them," Jocketty said. "Nothing has gotten really serious yet. With it having been Christmas, and a couple of guys were on vacations, we didn't expect to get going until after the holidays."
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:51:08 -0800
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told reporters his offseason tinkering is pretty much finished, but he is on the lookout for a left-handed relief pitcher. "I think right now we've got a very solid club. We've got a good bench, starting pitching and a bullpen. Our everyday lineup is very good. But we never resist an opportunity to improve the club," Jocketty said.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 01:25:01 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and general manager Walt Jocketty met Friday, Oct. 12, but Baker's contract situation was not resolved. The sides will meet again next week. "There was no breakdown," Jocketty said. "You just don't work out a contract in a few hours. These things take time." Jocketty wouldn't say whether the Reds had offered Baker a contract.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:48:44 -0700
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty is still searching for a bat for the outfield and a right-handed reliever for the back of their bullpen.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:26:34 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds still plan to use SP Aroldis Chapman as a starting pitcher, according to general manager Walt Jocketty. The team may talk about acquiring another closer, but the Reds said CL Francisco Cordero is a fallback option.
Sat, 03 Dec 2011 10:58:12 -0800
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the team has targeted six pitchers to pursue in trades. Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields and Atlanta Braves SP Jair Jurrjens could be among the pitchers the team would have interest in.
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:34:28 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds reached a three-year contract extension with general manager Walt Jocketty Friday, Sept. 23. The contract will take him through the 2014 season. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.