Cincinnati missed the signing of Didi Gregorius, who signed a two-year deal for $ 28 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. However, the Reds’ latest rumors suggest the team will continue to focus on the team Trade for Cleveland Indians Shortstop Amed Rosario, even though he added Kyle Holder yesterday.
MLB insider Jon Heyman reported that the Reds are still hoping to land Rosario, but they may face competition from the Oakland Athletics, a team that is also in the market for a starting shortstop. Heyman said Cincinnati plans to bring Gregorius back to Queen City, but his contractual demands were too much.
The Reds’ rumors are buzzing about who will be Cincinnati’s starting shortstop.
We saw dozens of Reds rumors about the shortstop position this off-season. Cincinnati is said to have negotiated with Marcus Semien, was interested in Andrelton Simmons and had discussions with representatives of Didi Gregorius. In the end, all three of these free agent shortstops found homes elsewhere.
Semien was the first to step down from the board of directors and sign a $ 18.5 million one-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Simmons was the next to bring his Gold Glove defense to Minneapolis after signing a $ 10.5 million one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins. And of course Gregorius signed again with the Phillies yesterday.
The Reds are still hoping to get Amed Rosario off the tribe. The Indians have positioned themselves well by acquiring two starter quality SSs in the Mets deal. A is another team looking for a start SS.
– Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 30, 2021
So where are they doing Cincinnati Reds Turn? After the Cleveland Indians surrendered Francisco Lindor to the New York Mets, they gained a few young shortstops. Both Amed Rosario and Andrés Giménez were part of the return the tribe received from the Mets. Rosario, although very similar to former Cincinnati shortstop José Perazais said to have sparked the interests of the Reds.
Amed Rosario is an upgrade from most of the shortstops on the Reds list.
During most of the Reds Country lost their minds on social media yesterday After announcing that Cincinnati had agreed to a deal with former New York Yankees infielder Kyle Holder, rest assured that the earlier round one pick is likely not Nick Krall’s pick to be the team’s shortstop on opening day his.
However, Amed Rosario has the pedigree to be the shortstop of the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day in 2021. The only other player on the roster that makes sense is José García, the top infield expert. After García had never played above the level of Advanced-A until promotion to the big leagues last season, he showed that he needs more experience in the small leagues.
Those Reds rumors won’t go away until Cincinnati resolves their vacancy on Shortstop. Adding Amed Rosario seems like the redest thing to do in an off-season when spending is to be cut. However, that’s not the only option Cincinnati has. Shortstops Trevor Story and Willy Adames are available if the price is right.