5 of 6
1 trade candidate from every NL Central team that the Reds should consider
Milwaukee Brewers: Freddy Peralta, RHP
- The Brew Crew is on the verge of following the Reds' lead and tearing the whole thing down. With Brandon Woodruff likely out for the entire 2024 season and Corbin Burnes one year away from free agency, would the Brewers be willing to trade Freddy Peralta? The right-hander recorded over 200 Ks last season and posted a 3.86 ERA.
Chicago Cubs: Christopher Morel, IF/OF
- There are reports that the Chicago Cubs are looking to move Christopher Morel to first base, but that plan could go up in smoke if Cody Bellinger is re-signed. It feels as though the Cubbies have never really had a clear vision of how they wanted to use Morel. The 24-year-old posted an OPS over .800 in 2023 with 26 round-trippers.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Mitch Keller, RHP
- It sounds as if the Buccos will look to lock up Mitch Keller with a contract extension this offseason, but if the two sides are unable to come to an agreement, the right-hander would look pretty good with a wishbone "C" on his cap next season. Keller is under team-control through 2025 and logged nearly 200 innings last season.
St. Louis Cardinals: Brendan Donovan, IF/OF
- Brendan Donovan is essentially the St. Louis Cardinals' left-handed hitting version of Spencer Steer. Donovan plays all over the diamond and is still pre-arbitration eligible. Donovan is said to be available this winter, but with the Cardinals targeting pitchers in return, it's very unlikely the two rivals work out any type of deal.