Cincinnati Reds: Three takeaways from series victory vs Brewers

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 09: Tucker Barnhart #16 and Jesse Winker #33 of the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 09: Tucker Barnhart #16 and Jesse Winker #33 of the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Anthony DeSclafani #28 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Anthony DeSclafani #28 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

3. Anthony DeSclafani is making his case for the Reds to re-sign him.

Anthony DeSclafani is a free agent at the end of the 2020 season. No one knows what the offseason is going to look like, and it’s hard to see the Cincinnati Reds spending heavily after doling out $165M to free agents this past winter. But, DeSclafani is going to make it difficult for the Reds to let him leave.

Disco has not allowed a single runner to score this season. Granted, because of minor injury to start the season, DeSclafani has only started two games. However, the Reds right-hander has looked dominant when he’s on the bump with eight strikeouts in 11 innings of work an a ridiculously impressive WHIP of 0.545.

Anthony DeSclafani is coming off his first healthy season since 2015. In 2019, the Florida-native started 31 games and was among the Top 20 in the National League in both strikeouts (167) and ERA (3.98). But, will the Cincinnati Reds keep Disco beyond the 2020 season?

The Reds starting rotation has been the strength of this year’s team so far in 2020. Sonny Gray and Luis Castillo will be in a Reds uniform for at least the next couple of years. Wade Miley has just one start on the season, but looks to return this week. Tyler Mahle and Tejay Antone have shown promise as well.

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Trevor Bauer is a free agent as well, and will command a high price on the open market and one the Reds are likely unwilling to match. Disco on the other hand could come a bit cheaper, but with stating pitching always at a premium, the right-hander could be in high demand too when the offseason begins.