Surprising Team Interested In Trading For Rays' Ace Tyler Glasnow

The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly showing significant interest in trading for Tyler Glasnow, the hard-throwing right-handed pitcher currently with the Tampa Bay Rays.

This interest comes in the wake of the Reds' failed attempt to sign Sonny Gray, who ultimately agreed to a three-year, $75 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

With Gray out of the picture, the Reds are now eyeing Glasnow as a potential addition to their roster.

Glasnow's situation with the Rays is also noteworthy.

The Rays seem intent on trading him this offseason, and they are reportedly seeking MLB-ready starting pitching in return.

This aligns with the team's strategy of not wanting to rebuild but instead to maintain a competitive roster.

For the Reds, acquiring Glasnow would be a strategic move, allowing them to improve their pitching lineup for the 2024 season and beyond, while also maintaining financial flexibility.

Glasnow is owed $25 million in 2024, which is a significant investment but potentially a valuable one for the Reds' future aspirations.

This interest in Glasnow also highlights the Reds' approach to building their team this winter.

This past season, the 30-year-old posted a 3.53 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, with 162 strikeouts across 120 innings and 21 starts. Photo Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports