WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 15: Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty watches batting practice before a game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
"We’d like to upgrade leadoff, cleanup and the bench — and if we can — help our pitching a little bit," he said.
"I’m not sure if any of it is possible. But that’s what we’re trying to do."
The Reds won their fourth-straight game last night and are now tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates for the lead in the National League Central. The St. Louis Cardinals are just 2 ½ games back.
With that tight of a race any improvements could make the difference, but Jocketty admitted that it’s likely to be a seller’s market. With the second Wild Card in play, there are only 10 teams who sit more than five games out of a playoff position.
The Reds were busy this off-season, trading away several valuable pieces to acquire pitchers Mat Latos and Sean Marshall, leaving the farm system a bit bare.
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