There was plenty of interest in Jay Bruce and Aroldis Chapman but Walt Jocketty didn't think the Reds were offered enough in return.
“There was interest in both players, but we weren’t necessarily looking to move them," Walt Jocketty said. "The guys we moved were going to be free agents at the end of the season. We were very happy with what we did. Another benchmark I use is talking to general managers of other clubs, and all of the ones I talked to felt like we got some very good talent.”
Jocketty, perhaps learning from one of the worst trades in Reds' history, kept the two stars that are still on the rise rather than make a mistake like Bill DeWitt did by trading Frank Robinson. DeWitt was quoted,"Robinson is an old 30." He traded Robinson in the winter of 1965. Robinson won baseball's triple crown for the Baltimore Orioles and became the only player to win the Most Valuable Player Award in both the National and American League.
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Jocketty did get four pitchers and a power hitting infielder for pitchers Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, who were both on the last year of their contracts.
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