Cincinnati Reds: Five bold predictions as the trade deadline approaches

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CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 27: Raisel Iglesias #26 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates after closing out the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park on July 27, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Colorado 3-1. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The MLB trade deadline is a few short days away. The Cincinnati Reds have several different directions that they might go. Here are five bold predictions as to what the Reds might do before Wednesday’s deadline.

Over the next three days, Major League Baseball fans will be glued to their phones, eagerly waiting to see who their favorite team picked up before Wednesday’s trade deadline. The Cincinnati Reds are in an odd situation, in that they’re not buyers or sellers. What surprises might Dick Williams and Nick Krall have in store for Reds Country this week?

A few teams kicked off the festivities this weekend. The Oakland Athletics snagged reliever Jake Dieman from the Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twins picked up pitcher Sergio Romo from the Miami Marlins, and the New York Mets acquired Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays. So far, no moves from the Reds.

Cincinnati’s front office is in a bit of pickle. The Reds are currently seven games back of the NL Central Division leaders and well off the pace for the final NL Wild Card spot. A postseason seems like a bit of a stretch for this year’s Reds team, but the pieces are in place for a serious run at the division crown next season if the core stays intact.

While I highly doubt we’ll see any earth-shattering moves by the Reds before Wednesday’s trade deadline, Dick Williams and Nick Krall have a lot of minor league talent at their disposal. The Reds also have several players in the final year of their contracts who’ll become free agents this winter. So, here are five bold predictions for the Reds as the 4 PM deadline grows near.

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