Found August 01, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline came and went Wednesday without much of whimper from the Reds. In fact, there was very little movement at all around the league as most teams decided to stand pat with what they had entering the last two months of the regular season. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty called it the quietest trade deadline he has ever seen. “Today was completely dead — nothing,” Jocketty said. “This was the quietest today deadline day I’ve had. It started to picked up the last few days like it always does. (Yesterday) was very busy. But in the end, the guys we wanted wanted weren’t available, didn’t get traded. “We’ll see if things pick up after Aug. 1.” Cincinnati was rumored to be interested in adding a right-handed bat to the lineup in the form of a left fielder. Well, that never happened. The Reds were also reportedly interested in bringing in some left-handed bullpen help. But obviously that never happened, either. “We were looking at trying t...
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