However, there is room for improvement. Another bat in the line-up would be nice, but they will get that when Ryan Ludwick gets off the DL. There is no need for another starting pitcher, all of the starters are doing very well. But in the bullpen, the Reds need help.
Outside of Aroldis Chapman and Sam LeCure, there really aren’t any. JJ Hoover has control issues, Ondrusek, well he has an ERA above 5.00, Manny Parra has been pretty good as of late, but still can be inconsistent, Curtis Partch-he’s pitched in seven ball games, and has allowed six runs so far, not that good, and Alfredo Simon is just a little better than an average reliever. So the Reds could use bullpen help for sure.
Who should the Reds trade for? Maybe Addison Reed. Reed is the closer for the Chicago White Sox. The Sox are out of contention, they’re in last place in the AL Central. They could use a bat, maybe someone like Xavier Paul or Chris Heisey. The Reds could definitely trade an outfielder or two for Reed. The Reds just have too many outfielders. They could really get away with trading any two of their left-fielders, excluding Ludwick, and get Reed in return.
Reed has an ERA of 3.79, and has 22 saves in 26 opportunities. He is only 24 years old, so he could be a staple of the Reds’ bullpen moving forward.