Reds reportedly willing to trade everyone, including Todd Frazier
Coming off their worst season in more than 30 years, the Cincinnati Reds are apparently open to completely blowing up their roster.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Reds have made everyone on their team available via trade, and that includes third baseman Todd Frazier. Aroldis Chapman is the name that seems to be getting the most attention, with the Los Angeles Dodgers believed to be the front-runner for landing the fireballer.
Frazier, who has been named an All-Star the past two seasons, is Cincinnati’s best player. He could probably bring the most value in a trade, especially considering he is just 29 and has played 150 or more games in each of the last three seasons. Heyman also noted that the Reds and Diamondbacks discussed a possible Brandon Phillips trade at one point, but it appears those talks have cooled. Jay Bruce has also garnered some interest, though he has a no-trade clause that can block a move to eight teams.
The Reds are obviously rebuilding, and you can understand why. Bryan Price has been fortunate to keep his job after some of the rumors that surfaced late last season. He likely won’t make it through 2016 if the Reds look like a disaster again.
H/T Hardball Talk