Cincinnati Reds: Four players who could get traded at the deadline

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The Cincinnati Reds made moves this winter indicating they were going “all-in” on 2019, only for them to find themselves near the bottom of the National League days before the trade deadline. Who will be gone by July 31st?

Hopes were high in Cincinnati heading into Opening Day. The Cincinnati Reds looked the best they had in a while coming out of spring training as the front office had brought in a bunch of talented players.

Sonny Gray was acquired from the New York Yankees; Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Alex Wood were traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers; and Tanner Roark arrived via a trade with the Washington Nationals.

For the first time in a couple of seasons, the Cincinnati Reds gave off the impression that they could be a serious threat in the National League Central — even if it’s just for 2019 since a bevy of their impact players are impending free agents.

Nearly 2/3rds of the way into the season the Reds have been anything but contenders. Cincinnati has a 49-55 record and find themselves fourth in their division and 11th in the entire senior circuit, sitting 6.5 games behind in the Wild Card race.

With their playoff hopes looking bleak, it would make sense for the Cincinnati Reds to sell at this year’s deadline and continue to flood their pool of young talent that includes Luis Castillo, Nick Senzel, Josh VanMeter at the big league level with Taylor Trammell and Hunter Greene coming up the pipeline.

Cincinnati will be busy in the next coming days as they are expected to pawn off players. Continue reading to find out which Reds are most likely to be moved from the roster come the Wednesday deadline.

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