Found December 19, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Reds acquired Mat Latos over the weekend, but they continue to search for a closer and a left fielder, Mark Sheldon of reports. GM Walt Jocketty explained that he expects to add an arm before he adds a bat. "First, we'll address the bullpen a little bit," he said. "Once I get pitching done and know what we have left to spend, we'll know more about left field." The Reds have resumed talks with free agent closer Francisco Cordero, though Jocketty says nothing is close. Free agent outfielder Cody Ross is still "part of the mix" and the Reds were in touch with his agent last week. The Reds had some interest in Jason Kubel before he agreed to a two-year, $15MM deal with the Diamondbacks. "The level money-wise, we weren't going to get to that level," Jocketty said.

Cody Ross still part of the 99%

Former Giants outfielder Cody Ross is still looking for a job and is softening his former demands for a three-year contract. David O’Brien (Atlanta Journal Constitution) says that the World Series hero is now willing to take a two-year deal. So far, only a handful of teams have expressed any interest in Ross (who earned $6.3 million last season with the Giants). The Reds, Red Sox...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Jason Kubel eager to play at hitter-friendly Chase Field

Jason Kubel officially became a Diamondback this week, finalizing a two-year, $15 million deal that includes a $7.5 million mutual option for 2014.

Red Sox, Angels in bidding for Francisco Cordero

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Reports: D-backs, Kubel agree to two-year deal

Jason Kubel has agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.

Arizona Diamondbacks sign OF Jason Kubel

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Cordero one of Most Undervalued Free Agents

ESPN's Jim Bowden is at it again. The opinionated Bowden churns out reading material faster than Usain Bolt in the 100 meter dash. In his latest piece of work, the ex Reds general manager lists his top five most undervalued free agents still remaining on the market -- and one former Red made the list at #3 in Francisco Cordero. Here is the write-up on Cordero: ...

Sox pursuing Francisco Cordero

Sure enough, Mark Melancon isn't the final answer. Via MLBTR comes news from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that the Sox have "increased dialogue" with Reds closer Francisco Cordero. The Reds are still in on Cordero, though the post doesn't include any more detail than that. I'm nonplussed by Frankie C. Here are my issues with him: 1. He's 36. Sure, he'...

Poached eggs

Doug: So the Theo poaching season continues unfettered — Chicago Cubs Reportedly Hire Boston Scout Matt Dorey.   Bill: I wake up everday now expecting to read the headline: "Sausage King Relocates to Wrigley."   Doug: Meanwhile the Red Sox are reportedly in the bidding for closah Francisco...

Link: 5 Remaining Free Agents Who Can Help the Mets

Here are five players that Yahoo! Sports thinks can help the Mets in the upcoming 2012 season: 5. Mark DeRosa (IF/OF) 4. Wilson Betemit (1B/3B)  3. Ryan Ludwick (OF) 2. Cody Ross (OF) 1. Paul Maholm (SP) To read the full article on the fan’s take on these players click here.
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