With Brandon Phillips blocking two trades and Jay Bruce not finding any suitable suitors, the Cincinnati Reds have four players who need at-bats in left heading into the 2016 season.
The Cincinnati Reds have decided to embark on a youth movement in 2016, especially in the outfield. With Jay Bruce on the block they need someone to lead the outfield, and Ken Griffey Jr. is it.
With 305 hits, 17 HRs and 16 steals, Brandon Phillips will join a group of second basemen who are all in the Hall of Fame. With those numbers, he should learn from Griffey and leave the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds want to move Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips to complete the tear down that began with the trade of Johnny Cueto last season before the 2016 campaign, but it may not be possible.
The turning of the calendar from 2015 to 2016 has brought the fans of the Cincinnati Reds despair with a look ahead to an already lost season.
Anthony DeSclafani is the last man standing from the Reds' 2015 starting rotation. In 2016, he will start on Opening Day.
Eugenio Suarez took advantage of the playing time in 2015 to make himself the face of the Cincinnati Reds with Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in 2016 and beyond.
Given that the Reds claim they don't want to add veterans to their young team, Caleb Cotham needs to be considered for the closer's role ahead of J.J. Hoover.
The Cincinnati Reds should pick another left-handed strikeout artist to replace the departed Aroldis Chapman.
The net effect of trading Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto and Todd Frazier is a set of prospects ready to replace those traded away.