Surprisingly, it appears that the Reds are in the hunt for Aroldis Chapman, the 22-year-old free agent pitcher from Cuba. This, my friends, is an encouraging development.

The Blue Jays seem to be the leader for Chapman’s services, and scouts are actually divided (subscription required) on the kid’s upside, but that’s not the point, in my mind. The fact that the Reds are in the conversation is good news.

Based on what I read, if the Reds were able to somehow land Chapman, it would totally redeem this miserable offseason.