Posted by jfay December 30th, 2009, 4:40 pm
I spoke with assistant GM Bob Miller today. It sounds like things remain quiet on the Reds front. Walt Jocketty is out of the country. He’s due back in a day or two.
The Reds haven’t spoken anymore to Jonny Gomes’ agents.
“They want to explore the market,” Miller said. “Things are still kind of slow (as far as market).”
The Reds’ budget is so limited as far as free agents that they’re likely to wait to see how far the market drops before they jump in.
A couple of other things:
–Juan Francisco is hitting .302/.352/.566 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI after 46 games in the Winter Ball. He’s playing a good deal in left field. “There was a stretch when he playeds eight of 12 games out there,” Miller said.
–Edinson Volquez is about to begin to throw. “The reports are good,” Miller said. “He’s worked hard and got in great shape. That helps.”