The Cincinnati Reds have trimmed their spring training roster, making the final cuts necessary to fill out the Opening Day roster. Although the final roster will look a bit different than last year, the Reds still have the chance to face the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day 2016. Jose Peraza, Tim Melville and Ramon Cabrera were all sent to Triple-A Louisville. However, many of these players should still be able to return next season.
The Reds have a number of young arms on their roster, including Drew Lorenzen, a 2013 first-round pick. Although he’s struggled in his 27 MLB appearances, he has potential and is a No. He was the 2nd pick in this draft. The young pitching staff of the Reds could make them a strong starting team. They may also have enough to be a spoiler for their rivals in NL Central. The Cardinals, Cubs, and Milwaukee Brewers all have playoff hopes this season.
A team’s starting rotation is important, but it also needs a strong bullpen. Although the Reds have a solid rotation, it is still a question mark if the team will make the playoffs. While there are many pitchers on the roster that could be valuable, a strong bullpen is essential for a competitive team. You’ll be able to tell if someone is going to be a good fit by checking out the Cincinnati Reds roster.
One of the biggest trade-offs this offseason was the loss of Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals. Another trade that took place was the addition of outfielder Jesse Winker to the Seattle Mariners. Another trade this offseason involved outfielder Jay Bruce, who was set to go to Washington and Arizona. The Reds should look at moving Jay Bruce for more pieces if they are going to get a great deal.
Another important move was the release of Shogo Akiyama, who will owe the Reds eight million dollars in the 2022 season. The Reds will not make it to the postseason this season. They can still stop their rivals from reaching the postseason. But the Reds’ offseason plans are far from complete. The Reds still have a lot of work to do before they can make a run for it.