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Ken Rosenthal with the latest on Joey Votto's future with the Reds and more.
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Aren't going to shop -- bottom. I'm told that they will at least listen to trade inquiries this off season. The reds could come back with Bob -- for one more year at nine point five million simply played Yonder Alonso in left field. But. Salary rises to seventeen million in 2013. And -- those most viable position is first base. Reds owner Bob cast Bellini isn't going to want to trade out of justice He didn't want to trade veterans at the deadline. But the reds would be looking at much more value from -- two years away from free agency then one year away. Especially when a team that acquires him would be staring at that monster salary for thirteen. We will avoid a historic collapse but if they don't all bets are off. Manager Terry Francona technically is unsigned for next season the Sox hold options on him for each of the next two years. -- GM Theo Epstein well He might wanna leave for the Cubs regardless. If the Cubs give him a freer hand in the baseball operation more authority. The big question with Theo remains the same. -- owner John Henry allow him to leave with one year left on his contract. See how the Yankees react if as expected. CC sabathia cops out of his contract. In recent years the Yankees have that contentious negotiations. With Joseph Torre Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter. Sabathia though it is different he's only 31. He'll be coming off three straight outstanding seasons in New York. If the -- somehow turn ugly that He surely will have other options. Larry -- -- to the list of current GM's interest it in the cubs' opening. Rival executives say that scientists has let it be known. Like a shot at the Cubs position. Those exact say that -- as is unhappy with the recent assignment of Jim Fleming would overseeing player development and scouting. And at five this also is upset with the increasing involvement of Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Whether the Cubs are interested in find -- is not known.