3 Reds trade deadline targets failing with their new teams

So many of those trade deadline targets are not having success with their new team.
Cleveland Guardians pitcher Lucas Giolito
Cleveland Guardians pitcher Lucas Giolito / Ron Schwane/GettyImages
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2. Reds trade target Lucas Giolito is failing with his new team.

There is no way the Cincinnati Reds would have passed on the opportunity to add Lucas Giolito at the waiver deadine if they had the chance - thank you, Cleveland Guardians. Giolito was a hot name around Reds Country before being traded to the Los Angeles Angels.

The Halos paid a pretty penny to secure Giolito's services earlier this summer, and they're certainly paying for that now. Wel, actually Cleveland is footing the bill, but you get the picture. After posting a 3.79 ERA in 21 starts with the Chicago White Sox this season, Giolito's numbers have tanked since being traded, and eventually, plucked off waivers.

In six starts with Los Angeles, Giolito went 1-5 with a 6.89 ERA and allowed an absurb 2.8 home runs per nine innings pitched. Even worse was the 15 walks in 32.2 innings of work. The Halos were robbed blind.

But it gets worse. Despite how poorly Lucas Giolito pitched, the Cleveland Guardians volunteered to take the right-hander on after he was waived by LA. In three starts with his new club, Giolito has allowed four walks and 13 earned runs on 13 hits including six home runs.

Giolito's late-season performance will undoubtedly affect his payday this offseason. The right-hander will become a free agent this winter, but teams are going to think twice after watching the 29-year-old over the last several weeks. Again, thank you Cleveland.