Predicting the Cincinnati Reds 2022-23 offseason roster

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Players who'll be cut and lose their 2022-23 offseason roster spot (6)

Mike Moustakas, Aristides Aquino, Derek Law, Jared Solomon, Kyle Dowdy, Daniel Duarte

This will be the most intriguing group of players on the Cincinnati Reds roster heading into the offseason. Will these players be retained, released, or non-tendered? Let's look at every one of these avenues, shall we?

First is Mike Moustakas. The Reds are already on the hook for the $22M he's owed. But if Cincinnati is serious about letting their young players develop, then Moose can no longer be part of the team. It's an expensive, but necessary cut that the front office needs to make.

Aristides Aquino is the other big name here. The Punisher has a cannon for an arm, but the ability to throw out runners at the plate cannot be the only reason he remains in Cincinnati. Aquino has had more than enough chances, and it's time for the Reds to move on.

Catchers Michael Papierski, Aramis Garcia, and Mark Kolozsvary were all recently plucked off waivers. Chuckie Robinson was outrighted to Triple-A, but you have to believe he'll receive an invite to spring training. However, as it stands, Tyler Stephenson will be the only catcher on the offseason roster.

Finally, the four relievers on this list should come as no surprise to anyone who watched more than a handful of games in 2022. Daniel Duarte was injured during the first week of the season, Derek Law provided little down the stretch, Jared Solomon was shellacked in the big leagues and the minors, and Kyle Dowdy needn't return in 2023.