Which teams are most likely to trade for Reds' star Jonathan India?

If the Reds do trade Jonathan India, which three teams make the most sense?

Injured Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) watches from the dugout
Injured Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) watches from the dugout / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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3. Mariners could trade for Reds 2B Jonathan India

Will Jerry Dipoto pick up the phone and give Nick Krall a call? He's done it before. The Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners have been frequent trade partners in recent years, and Dipoto has been on the losing side to this point.

The Reds have stockpiled an enormous amount of young talent, inclduing Brandon Williamson, Connor Phillips, Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo, Levi Stoudt, and Jake Fraley. The only thing the Mariners have to show for their past dealings is Luis Castillo, who's a fine pitcher in his own right.

The Mariners, however, have centered their offseason on collecting contact bats. The M's already parted company with former Cincinnati Reds slugger Eugenio Suárez and dealt outfielder Jarred Kelenic as well.

Jonathan India to the Seattle Mariners makes perfect sense. Kolten Wong isn't in the Emerald City anymore, and India fits the mold of that right-handed hitting infielder Seattle is seeking. The Mariners also have an excess of young pitching talent; which is something that the Reds front office is craving.

If the Cincinnati Reds intend to trade India this offseason, there may not be a more likely destination than Seattle. Perhaps the Reds and Mariners could work out a one-for-one swap that would send India to Seattle and right-hander Emerson Hancock to Cincinnati.

There are certainly other ball clubs that may be giving Nick Krall a ring this offseason, but it's a good bet that the Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners have called more than once.

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