Trade talks developing around these 3 Cincinnati Reds pitchers

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws a pitch.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws a pitch. / David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly fielding trade offers from several teams.

According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, multiple teams have had discussions with the Reds about trading for Tyler Mahle and Sonny Gray.

Luis Castillo is rumored to be discussed as well, but the Reds price tag is said to be very high.

Reds rumors are swirling around Cincinnati's starting pitchers.

These latest Reds rumors should not come as a surprise, especially with the impending MLB work stoppage.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels have already been rumored to be after Luis Castillo.

The Dodgers were also said to be interested in Sonny Gray, but nothing has materialized yet.

It is interesting to see Tyler Mahle's name in the mix, as he has yet to be mentioned in trade discussions to this point in the offseason.

All three starters could net the Cincinnati Reds a nice return, especially with the red-hot market for starting pitchers.

Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle each have two years of team control remaining. Castillo is estimated by MLB Trade Rumors to make $7.6M in 2022. Mahle is projected to take home $5.6M.

Sonny Gray is under contract for 2022 with a $12M team-option for the 2023 season.

With top pitching prospects Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo ready to make their MLB debut in 2022, these latest Reds rumors are not surprising.

The Cincinnati Reds have already said goodbye to left-handed starter Wade Miley. The southpaw was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs shortly after the World Series.

Cincinnati also traded longtime backstop Tucker Barnhart to the Detroit Tigers, and are not expected to re-sign slugger Nick Castellanos.

Expect a flurry of moves today across Major League Baseball. Kevin Gausman agreed to a five-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, and Max Scherzer is expected to land a lucrative deal today.

The free agent market for high-end starters is quickly drying up, with Robbie Ray likely to sign a contract sometime soon as well.

Once those top-end starters are off the market, teams will turn their attention to making a trade with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Buckle up, Reds Country! MLB's hot stove is about to get scorching hot.