The Cincinnati Reds and Walt Jocketty have been busy. First, they decided to trade Juan Francisco for Atlanta pitching prospect JJ Hoover. I don’t think anyone was happy with Francisco after showing up to camp over weight and failing to properly rehab his injury. Now the Reds have added another young strong arm to the minors that could help in the future.
And in even bigger news, it appears that the Reds and Joey Votto may be close to an extension. According to MLB trade rumors, Votto has confirmed that there is extension talks but can’t say anymore.
It would be awesome to have Votto in the fold for the long term before opening day.