3 Orioles players who could be on the Reds radar this offseason

The Orioles have a few free agents and some potential trade pieces that could interest the Reds.
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kyle Gibson
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2. Orioles pitcher Jack Flaherty could be on the Reds radar this offseason

There were several fans throughout Reds Country who wanted to see Cincinnati add a starter at the trade deadline. In the end, Nick Krall's only addition was Sam Moll. While Moll performed very well, the Reds lacked starting pitching depth down the stretch.

Jack Flaherty was moved at the deadline. The former St. Louis Cardinals ace was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles. In return, the O's shipped César Prieto, Drew Rom, and Zack Showalter to the Gateway City. Rom appeared in eight games for the Cardinals and both Prieto and Showalter are among St. Louis' Top 20 prospects.

Flaherty will be a free agent this offseason and is coming off a subpar season. Flaherty went to the All-Star Game in 2019 and finished fourth in the NL Cy Young voting. But since that season, one in which Flaherty had the lowest WHIP in the NL, he's played in just 64 and was moved to the Orioles' bullpen this season.

What is Jack Flaherty's market? Honestly, after having another down-year by his standards, Flaherty may be looking for a one-year prove-it deal and re-establish his value or perhaps a one-year contract with a player-option. It shouldn't cost a fortune to sign Flaherty, but the soon-to-be 28-year has been very inconsistent of late.