1 trade candidate from every MLB team that the Reds should consider

Might we see Nick Krall do some wheeling and dealing during the offseason?

Cincinnati Reds General Manager Nick Krall
Cincinnati Reds General Manager Nick Krall / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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The offseason is when you build your team, and this offseason, Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Nick Krall has a clear task in front of him - put together a roster that can compete for a playoff spot in 2024.

The books are clear - Joey Votto's $25-million salary is no longer an excuse. The Reds only have two players (Hunter Greene and Luke Maile) under contract for next season heading into this winter.

While the Reds can certainly look to improve the roster through free agency, trades seem to be something that Krall excels at, and it may very well be the best way for Cincinnati to build a contender in 2024.

There are bound to be opposing GMs looking at the Reds' deep farm system with quiet awe, hoping to swing a trade for a young prospect. What is one trade candidate from every MLB team the Reds should consider?

1 trade candidate from every AL East team that the Reds should consider

Baltimore Orioles: Anthony Santander, OF

  • This would seem unlikely, but perhaps the presence of Colton Cowser in the O's farm system allows Baltimore to part ways with the switch-hitting power bat. Anthony Santander is due a hefty raise through arbitration and will be a free agent after 2024.

Tampa Bay Rays: Tyler Glasnow, RHP

  • If the Reds want to swing for the fences, landing an ace like Tyler Glasnow to be the team's Opening Day starter would certainly qualify. Glasnow is owed $25-million in 2024 and will be a free agent the following offseason.

Toronto Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi, LHP

  • The Blue Jays have an abudance of starting pitching and could be willing to deal from their surplus of hurlers in exchange for a solid bat. Toronto is likely to lose Matt Chapman and Whit Merrifield this winter to free agency. Kikuchi owned a 3.86 ERA in 2023.

New York Yankees: Jonathan Loáisiga, RHP

  • The Reds relief corps was absolutely gassed by the end of last season, and the front office will surely look to add some sigificant pieces this offseason. Jonathan Loáisiga missed most of last season after having a bone spur removed from his elbow, but is a solid relief option.

Boston Red Sox: Tanner Houck, RHP

  • Tanner Houck does not become a free agent until 2028, so the right-hander certainly fits the Reds' timeline. No one really knows which direction the Boston Red Sox are heading, but spending may be at a mininum, and the new front office may be looking to acquire young prospects.