The Cincinnati Reds need help in a variety of areas including hitting from third base and starting pitching help with so many impact players dealing with injuries.
It should then come as no surprise that the Reds are popping up in a variety of MLB trade rumors with the MLB trade deadline so close and Cincinnati’s needs so bountiful.
The most recent rumors comes from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports’ latest edition of Full Count. Rosenthal says the Reds have interest in Michael Young of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Of course the Reds have interest in Young. Ryan Ludwick has not helped the team at all this year and the hitting has been inconsistent at best.
The problem for Cincinnati is simple—the Phillies don’t sound like a team ready to act as sellers on the open market. The staff believes they can still compete for something special this year without giving up major pieces.
Whether or not the Reds have enough to make Philadelphia think differently remains to be seen. Right now it’s a move that would help the Reds a lot, but does not make a lot of sense for the Phillies.
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