3 items on the Cincinnati Reds' Christmas wishlist

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The Reds need a right fielder.
Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario (8) reacts after a hit. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2. The Reds should wish for a right fielder this Christmas.

Let's face it, Reds fans. Nick Castellanos is headed elsewhere. Once the MLB lockout is over, I fully expect Castellanos to find a new home. While he may have enjoyed his time in Cincinnati, the All-Star outfielder wants to win now, and that doesn't seem to fit the current timeline of the Cincinnati Reds ownership.

That said, I find it very hard to believe that the Reds will not invest in some type of corner outfielder once the transaction freeze is no longer in effect. There are a bevy of talented corner outfielders still on the market, though none are as talented as Castellanos.

Nick Castellanos and Michael Conforto are likely to garner the most attention, and I'd be shocked to see any of the remaining free agent outfielders agree to a contract before the market dictates what that duo will take home.

If the Reds are looking for a veteran presence in the outfield, they could look at players like Adam Eaton, Dexter Fowler, or Corey Dickerson. But perhaps Bob Castellini will open his wallet just little bit and we'll see the Reds chase players like Joc Pederson, Eddie Rosario, and Jorge Soler.

No matter which direction the Reds choose to go, heading into next season with the duo of Tyler Naquin and Aristides Aquino as your right field platoon is a mistake. Cincinnati must add an outfielder to their roster before heading to Goodyear in the spring.