MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds Discussing Huge Trade

The Cincinnati Reds are bottom-feeding across the MLB as ownership has been open and honest about hitting rock bottom. While the Reds have already made some huge moves before the season started, trade talks continue and expect to see a couple more huge deals coming out of Ohio.

The Reds are 2-12 on the season, and while a veteran like Joey Votto isn't likely getting moved, the same can't be said for pitchers Tyler Mahle and Jeff Hoffman. Mahle has been linked to trade talks for the past several months and was close to being moved to the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals before the season kicked off. So far in three starts, Mahle holds a 1-1 record with 16 strike outs in 12.2 innings and the 27-year-old is signed for $5.2 million for 2022, and doesn't hit free agency until 2024.

Hoffman on the other hand went from a top prospect with the Toronto Blue Jays to a 29-year-old reliever for the Reds. He's appeared in a team-high 9.1 innings from the bullpen, recording a 2.89 earned run average. The former ninth overall pick doesn't hit the open market until 2025, and has shown in the past he's capable of being stretched out to a starter. Teams looking for a sixth starter or a long man in the bullpen will have interest. 

The Reds have discussed deals with the Seattle Mariners, Royals, Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Detroit Tigers so there's no denying the fact management is open to more moves as they have already thrown in the towel on the 2022 season. Sorry Reds fans, rock-bottom isn't a fun time.

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