Reds won’t overpay in trades

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty and his club have not gotten into the serious stages of talks about any potential deals as of yet.

“I wouldn’t say nothing is going on. We’re talking a lot but nothing is even close,” Jocketty said on Tuesday afternoon.

What remains a sticking point are the extraordinary asking prices for available players.  For example, the Denver Post reported Tuesday that the Rockies wanted Aroldis Chapman and top catching prospect Devin Mesoraco in any deal for ace starter Ubaldo Jimenez.

In having a high asking price, Colorado is hoping that a team will blink and give in. That team won’t likely be the Reds.

According to a baseball source, Cincinnati has no plans to blow other teams away with its proposals. If there is a fair deal that can help the club, they would discuss it. The Reds aren’t going to overpay in a trade, however.

— Mark Sheldon

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