CINCINNATI -- Reds general manager Walt Jocketty is loath to discuss contract negotiations about his players. Therefore, it was hardly a surprise Monday when Jocketty declined to discuss his own contract. His four-year deal as GM and president of baseball operations ends this year. "I don't want to talk about my situation," Jocketty bristled. "It's like any other contract. I don't like talking about it. It's not for public consumption. It's not worth commenting on it." Jocketty was named the 2010 Sporting News executive of the year after the Reds claimed the National League Central title. Before Monday's game vs. the Cubs, his team's elimination number from the division race was two.
There will be other contract situations to discuss this fall, including whether or not to pick up the $12 million club option on closer Francisco Cordero. Jocketty indicated there was a chance the Reds would extend his contract. Cordero, 36, is on record that he would like to retire with the team. The Reds do not have many viable options in-house to replace Cordero. "It's possible. We've got an option," Jocketty said of doing something with Cordero. "We have to address it somehow before the end of the season -- whether we pick up the option or if we extend him or whatever."