3 players the Reds may look to trade for during the offseason

The MLB trade deadline was rather quiet this season.

Seattle Mariners pitcher Logan Gilbert
Seattle Mariners pitcher Logan Gilbert / Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Reds could trade for Mariners pitcher Logan Gilbert during the offseason.

Let's stay in the Emerald City for a moment, shall we? As was stated previously, the Seattle Mariners would be dealing from a position of strength if they're willing to part company with one of the club's top pitchers.

While Geroge Kirby has been fantastic in 2023, Logan Gilbert has shined as well. Gilbert is another former first-round pick, taken at No. 14 in the 2018 MLB Draft. A year older than Kirby, Gilbert is under team control through the 2027 season.

Gilbert doesn't carry the same accolades as Kirby, but that just means that the price tag wouldn't be as high. Still, a career-ERA of 3.83 and four years of team control is nothing to sneeze at.

Gilbert also keeps the base paths clear. With only 21 free passes in over 120 innings pitched, Gilbert has a 4.2-percent walk-rate. Gilbert isn't going to blow you away with his velocity, but his fastball sits around 95 mph and has two plus-breaking pitches.

Again, the Seattle Mariners need bats. With Elly De La Cruz, Matt McLain, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Noelvi Marte, and Spencer Steer looking like the future of the Cincinnati Reds infield, this is where the idea of trading from a position of strength comes in.

Do the Reds make Jonathan India available in a trade this offseason? A team like Seattle could definitely be interested. It'll be an intriguing story to follow as both teams would be looking for something that the other club has a plethora of.