Joel Sherman says that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to listen to trade offers on closer Raisel Iglesias. That’s just another rumor put out there that the Reds seem willing to listen on just about any player.
2 execs tell me #Reds willing to listen on closer Raisel Iglesias. Has team control thru 2021 and career-bet K rate, but also career worst BB/HR rates and ERA.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 27, 2019
The Reds have reportedly been willing to listen to offers for Luis Castillo and Amir Garrett in the last few weeks, too. Of course, being willing to listen to an offer does not mean a team is actively trying to move a player, either. You should always listen to offers.
While there was some talk right after the All-Star break that the organization could try to buy, the performance of the team since then should erase every last ounce of that. At least for the 2019 season. Buying for the future – and we mean buying guys that can help the big league club in 2020 who don’t have to be prospects, though they could be, should absolutely be on the table.
Raisel Iglesias should have a lot of value on the market. He’s price controlled for two more seasons beyond this one. Teams know what they are getting in terms of salary. The performance has been down this year, unquestionably. But he’s still got top end stuff, and the performance has absolutely been there in the past. The value may not be the same as it was a year ago, but there’s likely still plenty there.
The trade deadline is July 31st. It’s been rather quiet in terms of actual moves so far this month. But there have been rumors that have been flying around a lot lately. Earlier today it was reported that the Phillies were among multiple teams looking at Tanner Roark as a potential starting option.
The Reds have assets that they could move. Some more valuable than others, both to themselves and to other teams. So far they’ve done nothing. But there are still four-and-a-half days remaining to get something done. Will they is the first question. What can they get in return is probably the more important second question.