Forget about the possibility of a Tony La Russa-Walt Jocketty reunion in Arizona.
Jocketty, completing the final year of his contract with the Reds, is expected to remain the team's general manager, according to major-league sources.
There never has been indication that Jocketty wants to leave Cincinnati, or that owner Bob Castellini wants him out.
Jocketty, 63, will need to navigate the team through a challenging juncture; all of the Reds' starting pitchers but Homer Bailey are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, and at least one is expected to be traded this winter.
By staying with the Reds, Jocketty would agree to perform the necessary restructuring and take another shot once first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips are healthy next season.