Jun 25, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (55) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds rumors: Willing to trade Mat Latos

When the Cincinnati Reds acquired Mat Latos from the San Diego Padres, they were likely hoping that he’d be an achor for their starting rotation moving forward.

That hasn’t happened, though, that’s not to say Mat Latos hasn’t been a very effective pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. If there’s anything to gripe about regarding Latos, it may be his spotty injury history considering he’s almost always dealing with something of a nagging nature.

Possibly tiring of that or simply looking to add new pieces, the Cincinnati Reds are said to be dangling Mat Latos in trade talks. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the Reds are actively seeking to trade the pitcher, but rather simply looking to see what a player of his caliber could net them on the open market.

It’s a pretty smart move on the part of the Cincinnati Reds front office considering the amount of high level pitchers that are currently being offered up/have been traded for impressive returns. If the Reds were somehow able to find a willing trade partner who may have missed out on the David Price, Jon Lester, John Lackey sweepstakes and net themselves a haul, why not make such a move?

All that said, it seems rather doubtful that Latos will be traded as the Reds do value what he brings, but there’s no harm in talking. You never know what you may get and while it might upset Latos to hear that his name was involved, it’s simply the business of baseball.

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