Are the Reds among the "serious" suitors for Rays' starter Tyler Glasnow?

Tyler Glasnow could be moved this week? Will the Reds make a serious offer?
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

According to MLB Insider Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the Tampa Bay Rays have at least four of five "serious" offers for right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow.

The Cincinnati Reds have been a rumored destination for the Rays' starter since word spread about his availability. But with so many other avenues to add starting pitching this offseason, would the Reds entertain the idea of sacrificing prospect capital and $25 million in salary just to acquire Glasnow?

Glasnow, when healthy, has the ability to be a frontline starter. However, the 30-year has yet to pitch more than 150 innings in a season and will be a free agent next winter.

Are Reds among "serious" suitors for Rays' starter Tyler Glasnow?

With more and more Reds rumors surfacing every day, it's hard to identify which direction president of baseball operations Nick Krall is leaning. Though the recent reports about Cincinnati's interest in free agent pitcher Seth Lugo would suggest that the Reds are still looking to add a starter.

The one cavaet with Tyler Glasnow is the return to Tampa Bay. While most fans hate to see their favorite team give up on any one of their covted prospects, Glasnow's contract situation almost hurts his trade value more than it helps it.

Will teams really be looking to add a starter like Glasnow, pay his $25-million salary, and give up a young controllable (which is what the Rays are hoping for) in return?

The Cincinnati Reds may do well to avoid this potential disaster altogether. However, if the price tag is exorbitant, then taking a flier on one year of Tyler Glasnow isn't the worst decision. The Rays are also shopping outfielders Randy Arozarena and Manuel Margot, which could certainly sweeten the pot for the Reds.