Reds close to an extension with Sean Marshall


It might not be the #1 (or even #2) on your list, but at least one extension is probably going to get done this offseason. There hadn't been much mention of it since Jocketty's initial conversation with the press after the trade, but according to John Paul Morosi, the Reds and Marshall are "making progress on multiyear extension. Deal could be announced early this week." Scott Downs' contract is the comp posed by MLBTR ($5M/yr), though Marshall could be paid like a closer on his merits. The Reds are likely hoping for a set-up discount for possible future closer work.