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Old 12-02-16, 09:36 AM
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Moving onto more important things, the Reds for '17. Could be some action the next few weeks in the winter meetings, although more than likely the Reds will stay pat for now. Most of the day to day lineup is in place for '17, and calculating everyone healthy, the rotation is about set. The bullpen, especially the front end, needs some work.
A couple of interesting names came up in a podcast Ctrent and Zack Buchanan, writers for the Cincy Enquirer. Two possible trade candidates, at least guys who could actually bring something back to the Reds - Billy Hamilton and Anthony DeSclafani. Don't disagree, but both, unless you got equal major league value, would substantially hurt the product for '17. DeSclafani is a true #2/ #3 starter, still relatively cheap and in team control. Very attractive for another team. You'd have to get a starter or an everyday position player for moving a guy that valuable.
Billy's another story. He would be more valuable in a home ballpark that would use his abilitys more. GABP has one of the smaller outfields, so we actually underutilize him from that standpoint. But he's one of the top 3 centerfielders in all of baseball, and it would be difficult to move him.

More than likely Zack Cozart will be gone, he's still relatively cheap for his age and tenure, but he is what he is. A light hitting, great glove shortstop coming off a knee injury. The Mariners were supposedly big on Cozart, but they recently signed Jean Segura so that's probably dead.
Unless the Reds are willing to eat a big part of Brandon Phillips contract, he's more than likely going to be in town next year. 2nd basemen are not in high demand, and his contract is too big to trade.