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07:45 AM ET 07.28 | After a game during which the Reds scored in six of the first seven innings and tallied 19 hits in the 12-4 win to reclaim a share of the division lead, GM Walt Jocketty spoke "briefly" about where his team stood in terms of the approaching trade deadline. He said nothing was in the works as far as trades. It's been very quiet, he said. The non-waiver trade deadline is Saturday at 4 p.m.

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Scott Rolen, AP Scott Rolen, AP
July 28, 2010  09:05 AM ET

Reds surprised alot of people with their resurgance (sic?) this year. Maybe they should stick with who they have unless they come upon a deal that is too good to pass up.

July 28, 2010  09:49 AM ET

They do have a good young team but, as the seasons wears on, I don't think they'll be able to stay in contention with the Cards for the division. I could see wild card. Even if they make the playoffs, I think they'd be gone in their first series. They're too young with not enough experience. They've got some good seasons ahead of them, hopefully. I'm an Indians fan, but I'd like to at least see ONE Ohio team (except for the wonderous Buckeyes, of course), have a good season.

July 28, 2010  12:46 PM ET

I am going to go another way here. Small market team, in contention...make the move, trade for the pirce, or pieces to make the run for the WS now.
Who knows when the next time will be or how long they will be able to hold onto the good young players, not FA eligible, that they have.

July 28, 2010  12:48 PM ET

This is not a trade win now team this is an organization that will build a winner because they do not have the funds to try to win any other way. The Reds are doing it right. I love the Phillies team an they have made some good moves in the past couple years but in order to get guys you have to give up great prospects and their are some I wish the Phillies would not have let go. The Reds have a good lineup with Scott Rolan on the way back. They also have a ton of good young arms that they can throw at teams in September so if one doesn't work out thy can throw another guys. If you give up two or three of these good arms for one solid sure thing and he flops then what?

July 28, 2010  12:59 PM ET

I dont think they can afford to make a move without losing some great young players. They seemed to follow the Rays model of developing solid young talent and sticking with it - especially the pitchers. They are on the cusp of competiting deep into the playoffs. Its good to see some of the small market teams making it happen instead of whining about how baseball is not fair. Yeah we know......things seem to be tilted toward the big $$ teams but its no excuse to not be competitive. Twins, Rays, Reds, A's seem to be doing things right....teams like the Bucs and Royals are clueless

July 28, 2010  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This is not a trade win now team this is an organization that will build a winner because they do not have the funds to try to win any other way. The Reds are doing it right. I love the Phillies team an they have made some good moves in the past couple years but in order to get guys you have to give up great prospects and their are some I wish the Phillies would not have let go. The Reds have a good lineup with Scott Rolan on the way back. They also have a ton of good young arms that they can throw at teams in September so if one doesn't work out thy can throw another guys. If you give up two or three of these good arms for one solid sure thing and he flops then what?

Agreed.

July 28, 2010  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Reds surprised alot of people with their resurgance (sic?) this year. Maybe they should stick with who they have unless they come upon a deal that is too good to pass up.

how did they surprise alot of people? they were picked by many to win the division last year. they are playing at the level that most people expected them to. they are definintely getting a bit more out of their rookies than was expected, but to say people are surprised is wrong.

July 28, 2010  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

how did they surprise alot of people? they were picked by many to win the division last year. they are playing at the level that most people expected them to. they are definintely getting a bit more out of their rookies than was expected, but to say people are surprised is wrong.

You just answered your own question you schmuck!

"how did they surprise alot of people? they were picked by many to win the division last year."

That was LAST year, and they didn't meet expectations. Hence, this year expectations were lower. Seriously, come to play if you want to lock horns with me

July 28, 2010  05:51 PM ET

"Seriously, come to play if you want to lock horns with me'

wow, an "e-bully". surprise, surprise. they failed to meet expectations last year, because Votto got "hurt", and harang struggled. they were not expected to finish in the cellar this year, and were expected to be one of the top two teams in their division this year.
keep up the name calling though. it really brings credibility to your comments....

July 29, 2010  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

"Seriously, come to play if you want to lock horns with me'wow, an "e-bully". surprise, surprise. they failed to meet expectations last year, because Votto got "hurt", and harang struggled. they were not expected to finish in the cellar this year, and were expected to be one of the top two teams in their division this year.keep up the name calling though. it really brings credibility to your comments....

This from someone with a grand total of 2? Please....

July 29, 2010  11:18 AM ET

The Redlegs seriously need some more bats in the lineup. Oooo wait...

July 29, 2010  03:39 PM ET

"This from someone with a grand total of 2? Please.... "
I have been lurking for years. and besides, when does a post count account for credibility? half the stuff on here is garbage back and forth facebook type of nonsense.
you keep "e-bullying" people though, if it makes you feel better about yourself.

 
August 1, 2010  02:48 PM ET

The Reds don't need to make a trade,. Their most glaring deficiency is the middle relievers working so much, and the fact that when Harang and Bailey come back, where will they pitch? The Reds will be fortunate to make the playoffs, and anything beyond that is a blessing. As a Reds fan, it is good to see them playing meaningful ball games after June.

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