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1 trade candidate from every NL East team that the Reds should consider
Atlanta Braves: Darius Vines, RHP
- A bit of an unkown, Darius Vines made his major league debut last season. The right-hander was sent to the Arizona Fall League this year and could be worth an inquiry on the part of Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Nick Krall.
Philadelphia Phillies: Christian Pache, OF
- Christian Pache would be the perfect complement to Jake Fraley or Will Benson in the Cincinnati outfield. Pache absolutely raked against left-handed pitching in 2023 and would be a solid platoon option with speed.
Miami Marlins: Steven Okert, LHP
- A high-volume strike thrower, Steven Okert would be a fine addition to a Cincinnati Reds bullpen that currently lacks left-handed depth. Alex Young is a non-tender candidate and Reiver Sanmartin will be out to begin the season following Tommy John surgery.
New York Mets: Pete Alonso, 1B
- This is, obviously, a bit of a pipedream. But for all those Reds fans who want to see the team target a right-handed power bat, you're not going to get much better than the Polar Bear. The dowside, of course, is that Pete Alonso is free agent after 2024 and it's going to cost a small fortune to keep him.
Washington Nationals: Lane Thomas, OF
- Lane Thomas will not come cheap, but the Washington Nationals outfielder would be a terrific addition to the young Reds core. Thomas, 28, is under team-control for two more seasons and mashed 28 homers in 2023.