3 mid-tier free agents the Reds could sign at the MLB Winter Meetings

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Free agents Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom have agreed to terms with their new teams. Abreu is headed to the World Champion Houston Astros and deGrom will join their AL West rival, the Texas Rangers. Abreu and deGrom were two of the biggest free agents available this offseason.

As fans of the Cincinnati Reds know all too well, their team will not be shopping for free agents of that caliber. Typically, Nick Krall and the penny-pinching Reds ownership going looking in the bargain bin for the likes of Tyler Naquin and Brandon Drury; solid contributors who could fill a short-term need.

But let's pretend that the Reds front office has the eyes set a bit higher during the MLB Winter Meetings. Let's look at three mid-tier free agents the Cincinnati Reds could target this week.

1. The Reds could target free agent OF Robbie Grossman during the MLB Winter Meetings.

The Cincinnati Reds must address the concerns in the outfield. Whether it's via trade of free agency, there's no way in the world that Nick Krall can, in good conscience, allow manager David Bell to field an Opening Day lineup with Jake Fraley, TJ Friedl, and Nick Senzel in the outfield.

Robbie Grossman is a veteran outfielder who'll be looking to improve upon his numbers from a year ago. Grossman opened the year with the Detroit Tigers and was eventually traded to the Atlanta Braves. Combined, Grossman slashed .209/.310/.311 after hitting .239/.357/.415 the year before.

Grossman can play both corner outfield spots, and being a switch-hitter, the 34-year-old would offer Bell a lot of flexibility to shuffle the starting lineup as he sees fit. Currently, Cincinnati's outfield is dominated by left-handed hitters (Fraley, Friedl, and Michael Siani).

Robbie Grossman is not Cody Bellinger by any stretch of the imagination, but the San Diego native has a career-OPS+ of 101 and an OPS+ of 105 the past three seasons combined. Grossman would be a solid addition to the Cincinnati Reds outfield.