3 infielders the Reds should consider trading and 4 who should be off limits

If the Reds are looking to upgrade the starting rotation, trading one of the team's many infielders might be the easiest way to do so.

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand (33)
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand (33) / David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
4 of 7
Next

The Reds should consider trading Jonathan India this offseason

This, much like Nick Senzel, is a name that won't come as much of a shock to the majority of Cincinnati Reds fans. Jonathan India's name has been in trade rumors since before the August 1st deadline this past summer.

It is peculiar that the Reds would even entertain the idea of trading the 2021 NL Rookie of the Year, but after back-to-back injury-plagued seasons that saw the former first-round pick fall short of expectations, it's not surprising to see India's name in trade speculation once again.

India was the heartbeat of the Reds in 2023, and that's not the type of player who's easily replaced. However, the Reds have an abundance of players who could take over at second base - a position that India didn't particulary excel at in the first place.

Jonathan India probably has more value on the trade market than most Reds fans realize. India is a contact hitter who has good understanding of the strike zone and has above-average speed on the base paths. India fits the mold of what several GMs are looking for this winter.

While Reds President of Baseball Operations Nick Krall and has rebuffed the idea that India would be traded this offseason, most pundits assume that the 26-year-old could be moved if the price is right. If India could be packaged for a starter or reliever this offseason, Krall would have to consider it.