2. Braves pitcher Charlie Morton could be on the Reds radar this offseason
For those Reds fans who are looking for Cincinnati to sign a veteran starter during the offseason, you could do a lot worse than Charlie Morton. Yes, Morton will be 40 years old next season, but the right-hander is still able to get plenty of swings and misses.
Morton isn't a ground ball pitcher, but he did keep it on the ground about 45-percent of the time in 2023. That's a very valuable trait to have when pitching at Great American Ball Park.
If you're looking for a pitcher who has an incredible mix of pitches, how does five sound? Morton throws a four-seamer, curveball, change up, sinker, and cutter while working his velocity anywhere between 95-82 mph according to Baseball Savant.
With so many young and talented hurlers on the Cincinnati pitching staff and within the organization, having a savvy veteran like Charlie Morton could provide invaluable tutulege and leadership for the Reds in 2024.
His numbers in 2023 weren't too bad either. Morton was 14-12 with a 3.64 ERA and 183 punch outs over 163.1 innings of work. Morton has pitched in over 150 innings the past three seasons. He's a workhorse. There's always the possibility that Morton could hang up his cleats at the end of the season, but if not, the Reds should give him a call.