Checking in on the Reds who were traded away this past spring

Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez
Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez / Steph Chambers/GettyImages
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Most of the Cincinnati faithful were none-too-pleased when the Reds front office made the unpopular decision to trade away several of the best players on the team.

First it was Sonny Gray. The right-hander was dealt to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed prospect Chase Petty. Then came the big one; Cincinnati traded Eugenio Suárez and Jesse Winker to the Seattle Mariners for Justin Dunn, Jake Fraley, Brandon Williamson, and Connor Phillips.

Finally, in the oddest of all the moves the Cincinnati Reds made this spring, Amir Garrett was sent to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-handed starter Mike Minor and cash considerations.

How are the former Reds doing with their new teams?

While most of Reds Country is utterly disgusted with how poorly the team has performed so far this season, having the aforementioned quartet may not have helped very much. Both Eugenio Suárez and Jesse Winker are struggling in the Emerald City and Sonny Gray is on the IL.

Amir Garrett, however, has gotten off to a nice start with his new club. The Royals reliever has made appearances out of the Kansas City bullpen this season and has yet to allow a run to cross the plate. AG hasn't allowed a hit in 3.1 innings of work and has three strikeouts and just one walk.

Too bad Gray isn't having the same type of success. Unfortunately for the right-hander, the injury bug has crept up and bit him once again. Gray spent three separate stints on the IL last season and was placed on the 10-day IL earlier this week after being pulled from his second start of the season. Gray is said to have a low-grade right hamstring strain.

As for Suárez, that power that he showed for all those year in Cincinnati is still there. Geno has three home runs and a .475 slugging percentage in 11 games with the Mariners this season. But, unfortunately, the strikeouts are still there as well. Geno has gone down on strikes 31.1% of his ABs this season.

Jesse Winker has yet to hit a home run since joining the M's, but despite hitting just .158, he does lead the league in walks (13). Winker has just five strikeouts on the year and an on-base percentage of .373. Oddly enough, not only does Da Wink not have a round tripper on the season, he's yet to even record a single extra-base hit.

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