Reds beat writer tells you what we told you weeks ago

“If Jay can get compensated fairly over his arbitration years and into his free agency years, we’re open to it,” Sosnick said. “If it makes financial sense, we’ll look at it. There is no hesitation on Jay’s part to stay in Cincinnati for as long as possible. He loves it there. We hope to talk in the next three or four weeks,” Sosnick said. “My expectations are it will be easy. I feel they respect Jay, and Jay loves playing there. I don’t think [Reds general manager] Walt Jocketty is a contentious guy. We’re open to anything. The team has four years of control with Jay. Anything they choose is reasonable.” []