3 Reds players who could use a change of scenery in 2023

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Mike Moustakas.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Mike Moustakas. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Sometimes, all you need is a change of scenery. There are a few players on the Cincinnati Reds roster who fit that bill, and whether is happens via trade or outright release, it may be time for the Reds and these players to part company during the offseason.

We've seen this before. Most recently the Reds traded struggling pitcher and former first-round pick Robert Stephenson to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jeff Hoffman. The right-hander seems to have found a home in the Cincinnati bullpen after being maligned throughout most his career in the Mile High City.

There are other examples to be sure, and players like Cody Bellinger, Marcell Ozuna, and Miguel Sanó may be looking to hit the reset button this offseason. Which three Cincinnati Reds players could benefit from a change of scenery?

1. Reds CF Nick Senzel could use a change of scenery in 2023.

Poor Nick Senzel just can't seem to catch a break. The former first-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds has been dogged by injuries throughout his entire professional career. If there's any one player on the Reds roster that could use a fresh start, it's Senzel.

Let's face it, Senzel's future in the Reds organization is virtually nonexistent. After playing in a career-high 110 game last season, Senzel was still unable to tap into that potential that made him a first round pick back in 2016.

The Reds now have young players like Spencer Steer, TJ Friedl, Alejo Lopez, and Stuart Fairchild who are looking to secure more playing time in 2023. There's also young prospects like Matt McLain and Elly De La Cruz who will looking to break into the bigs next season as well. There's just not enough playing time to go around.

Whether you want to blame it on injuries, changing positions, or something else, the bottom line is that Senzel hasn't lived up to the hype. In fact, he's not even been anywhere close. It's painfully obvious that it's time for the Cincinnati Reds and Nick Senzel to part ways.