Re: Offseason extensions?
The Reds have a ton of options for this offseason.
They currently have 5 starters that each started 30+ games this past season. All of them are still under control. They have 2 quality starters in the wings, Corcino and Cingrani, that aren't quite ready for primetime, but should be in triple A next season.
Reds infield is completely locked up for awhile - 1B Votto (long term contract), 2B Phillips (long term contract), SS Cozart (rookie under control for awhile), 3B Frazier (rookie under control for awhile).
RF Bruce (under contract for awhile), CF ??? Hopefully Hamilton down the road, but not sure about next season, LF ??? Ludwick or another option?
Chapman is signed for awhile.
Marshall was extended.
Hoover under control for awhile.
LeCure under control for awhile still, I think.
Broxton - I hope they re-sign him.
Madson - I hope they re-sign him.
If Madson can return to form, Broxton keeps improving, and the rest of the bullpen remains to form, this bullpen is one of the best, if not THE BEST in MLB.
If Madson can return to form as your Closer, I'd consider trading Chapman this offseason while his value is high.
I'd also consider trading Bailey this offseason while his value is high.
I'd go after a Latos-type situation, where a player is young and under control for awhile. Needs? Cleanup hitter and tablesetter. If the right deal came along, I'd consider Chapman and Bailey being traded.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread