With Kyle Farmer gone, who's the next Reds player to be traded this offseason?

Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Kyle Farmer.
Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Kyle Farmer. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds bid farewell to infielder Kyle Farmer. The former catcher turned shortstop was dealt to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

This was somewhat expected, given the salary projections for Farmer and the Reds infield depth. But, seeing as how Farmer was arguably Cincinnati's best position player in 2022, it was still a bit of surprise.

But, as the Reds fanbase knows all too well, Farmer may not be the last player from Cincinnati's roster who'll be playing elsewhere in 2023. Which Cincinnati Reds player may be the next to go this offseason?

With Kyle Farmer gone, who's the next Reds player to be traded this offseason?

In about a year's time, the Cincinnati Reds have traded Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, Luis Castillo, Tyler Mahle, Brandon Drury, Kyle Farmer, Sonny Gray, Tucker Barnhart, Tommy Pham, Tyler Naquin, and Amir Garrett.

Outside of Joey Votto, Tyler Stephenson, and the trio of young starting pitchers currently on the Reds roster, nobody should feel safe. But is Cincinnati's front office really looking to make another trade?

Of course. And to be quite honest, why shouldn't they? The team that Nick Krall will put on the field next season will be eerily similar to the squad that lost 100 games in 2022. That said, next year will focus more on player development now that Cincinnati has restocked the farm system with players like Noelvi Marte, Brandon Williamson, and Spencer Steer.

There are probably two players atop the the list of possible trade candidates, and both are unlikely to be dealt. Mike Moustakas is owed $18M in 2023, and no team in their right mind would take on that contract unless a couple young prospects are attached. That's not going to happen.

The other player would be Nick Senzel, but with the lack of outfield depth and players like Austin Hendrick and others being at least over a year away from making it to the major leagues, Senzel's modest salary in 2023 will be quite easy for the Castellini family to swallow.

A surprise traded candidate that may emerge is former NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India. The 25-year-old had an injury-riddled season in 2022 and his range at second base with the elimination of the defensive shift will be called into question next season.

It's unlikely that the Cincinnati Reds will trade Jonathan India, but this front office has made some strange moves over the past year. Don't expect the Reds to make another major trade until closer to spring training.

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