Reds Dangling Shortstop Prospects in Trade Talks for Specific Target

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Cincinnati Reds could trade shortstop prospects in exchange for an upgrade at a key position.
The Cincinnati Reds could trade shortstop prospects in exchange for an upgrade at a key position. / (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
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The Cincinnati Reds' struggles for much of the past decade have allowed them to pile top draft picks and grow a robust farm system. Now it turns out Cincinnati may be ready to cash some of its chips in.

The Reds are reportedly active in the trade target with a specific target in mind.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal has been told Cincinnati is "aggressively pursuing trades" where the team sends out some of its top shortstop prospects in return for outfielders "with similar upside."

This plan of attack makes a ton of sense for the Reds. They have a cache of talent at SS that has created a bit of a logjam with only so much playing time to go around. While they are moving players to other positions to accommodate this issue, a trade to consolidate would be ideal, especially if it'd help this club upgrade in an area of need like the outfield.

The organization's shortstop talent is made abundantly clear by its prospect rankings on MLB.com. Four of their top five youngsters all primarily play SS, with Elly De La Cruz and Noelvi Marte topping the list.

Given the prospect riches they're currently hoarding, the possibilities are excitingly endless. Hopefully the team's active trade talks lead to a substantial acquisition this winter.

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