Trade Deadline at 4 p.m. ET
Good morning from Miami, Fla.
I’m plugged in here at my South Florida bureau (aka my hotel room) and doing my best to stay on top of the Reds potential activity leading up to the 4 p.m. ET non-waivers Trade Deadline.
There have been a couple of deals around MLB so far — with a huge one starting the morning with Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes going from the Red Sox to the A’s for Yoenis Cespedes.
In the last 24 hours or so, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted that the Reds are making OF Ryan Ludwick available. There have also been reports out of Chicago that the Reds are one of several clubs interested in Emilio Bonifacio. Those aren’t exactly face-melting moves that push then needle in either direction of buying or selling for Cincinnati. If they added just Bonifacio, I’m not seeing a huge fix in what’s been ailing the offense.
Deals can be made after the deadline but are harder to get done since players have to clear waivers and trades can be blocked.
Anything can happen in the next few hours … or of course, nothing. Stay tuned.