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1 trade candidate from every NL West team that the Reds should consider
Los Angeles Dodgers: Walker Buehler, RHP
- The Dodgers have some work to do this offseason, and most of it revolves around pitching. So, it may be presumptuous to assume they'd part ways with Walker Buehler. The right-hander is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, and while that's a risk, Buehler is a frontline starter.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Kyle Lewis, CF
- The former AL Rookie of the Year was hoping a change of scenery would help him return to form, but Kyle Lewis played in less than 20 games and never really got going in 2023. It would seem as though he's no longer part of the D-backs long-term plans, and perhaps the Reds could take a flier on the 28-year-old outfielder.
San Diego Padres: Tom Cosgrove, LHP
- It's not every day you see a 27-year-old rookie, but Tom Cosgrove was able to put together a very good first year in the bigs in 2023. With several years of team-control remaining, Cosgrove could be a long-term fit in the Reds bullpen.
San Francisco Giants: Wilmer Flores, 1B
- If Jeimer Candelario is on the Reds' radar, why not look to Wilmer Flores instead? The 31-year-old was a one-man wrecking crew when facing Cincinnati last season and also posted 23 homers with an OPS of .863. Flores is under contract through next season with an option for 2025.
Colorado Rockies: Justin Lawrence, RHP
- A former 12th-round draft pick, Justin Lawrence logged 75 innings pitched in 2023. The 28-year-old could add some length to the Cincinnati Reds bullpen and won't be a free agent until after the 2028 season. The right-hander posted a 3.72 ERA last season and struck out 78 batters.