3 Reds who are most likely to be traded during the offseason

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2. Reds 3B Kyle Farmer could be traded during the offseason.

This would not sit well with a certain section of Reds Country who believe that Kyle Farmer hung the moon. But the fact is, Farmer is a utility player on most contending teams. While the 32-year-old is a leader in the clubhouse and has gotten the most out of this God-given abilities, Farmer will be taking away playing time from some of the Reds young prospects.

Cincinnati has a ton of young infielders who'll be looking to break into the major leagues in 2023. Elly De La Cruz, Matt McLain, and others will undoubtedly receive an invite to big league camp next spring, and will be looking to make a run at the Reds Opening Day roster.

The Reds called up Spencer Steer last September, and the former Minnesota Twins prospect will be looking to secure more playing time in 2023. There's also a chance that the Reds may look to move Jonathan India to the ho corner after his disastrous defensive performance in 2022. Only Jose Altuve have a worse defensive rating according to Fielding Bible.

There's also the mutli-million dollar elephant in the room. As of this moment, Mike Moustakas is still on the Reds roster and will be owed $22M next season. While it may make sense for the Reds to just cut their losses, Bob Castellini will have a hard time swallowing that contract.

Kyle Farmer is estimated to take home nearly $6M in 2023 per MLB Trade Rumors. That's far too steep a price for a player who owns an OPS+ of 85 since joining the Cincinnati Reds back in 2019. It's doubtful the Reds will part with Farmer because of his likability, leadership, and versatility, butt stranger things have happened.