MLB Insider Thinks Reds Will Take Surprising Trade Deadline Approach With Brandon Drury

David Kaestle
The Cincinnati Reds could be looking to extend Brandon Drury.
The Cincinnati Reds could be looking to extend Brandon Drury. / Associated Press

The Cincinnati Reds sit in fourth place in the NL Central at 40-61 as Tuesday's trade deadline approaches. This makes them a perfect candidate to be big-time sellers. The Reds have already traded away the ace of its staff in Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for a massive haul of prospects.

Brandon Drury Trade Rumors

Another perceived logical trade candidate is third basemen Brandon Drury. After an up-and-down career, hampered by injuries, Drury is enjoying a career year. As of Monday, Drury is slashing .275/.336/.523 with 20 home runs and 59 RBI.

What's surprising is the Reds, who are clearly going into a rebuild, are considering signing Drury to an extension, rather than trading him, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. At face value it might make sense to re-sign a guy that is performing so well, but at 29 years old, Drury doesn't really match up with the Reds projected timeline of being competitive again.

Reds Trade Rumors

There is no strong indication on what will happen with Drury ahead of the deadline, but it's clear the Reds are considering multiple avenues. If they get an offer too good to turn down, it's tough to imagine them keeping the veteran third basemen.

Regardless the next 36 or so hours should be a crazy time in baseball that should see a flurry of deals go down.

SIGN UP NOW. Up to $1,000 in Free Bets if you don't win your first bet!. dark

David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.