Trade rumors swirling in Cincinnati
With two weeks to go until the trade deadline, rumors are now in full force and a lot of those rumors involve the Cincinnati Reds.
Johnny Cueto are both free agents at the end of the season and the Cincinnati Enquirer believes the team will "likely" trade them away.
Why would the Reds trade Cueto?
"If healthy, he’s going to cost a lot more than the Reds can afford in free agency. He’s also worth much more on the trade market than the draft pick a qualifying offer would net."
And why would they trade Leake?
“Leake will be a free agent at the end of the year. They could hold on to him and offer him a qualifying offer, and if he doesn’t accept, get a draft pick.”
The article also suggests that the Reds could part ways with Aroldis Chapman, Manny Parra, Jay Bruce, Marlon Byrd and Brayan Pena.
While plenty of things are still up in the air regarding the Reds, fans can take solace in the fact that general manager Walt Jocketty has already said that Todd Frazier isn’t going anywhere.
(h/t Cincinnati Enquirer)
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