Speaking of teams that should have done more at the trade deadline, the Red finished with the third-worst starter ERA in the league this season. Despite that, they finished just two games out of a wild card spot. If they had just gotten one quality starter at the deadline, things could have changed dramatically for them.
Much like the Orioles, they, too, have a rich prospect pool. The Tigers could get a nice haul from the Reds for one of their starters.
Second baseman Jonathan India is said to be available this offseason, and he would be an interesting get. But the 2021 NL Rookie of the Year has dealt with a lot of injuries and incosistentcy the past couple of years. He's not a free agent until 2027, so the Reds may just end up holding onto him anyway.
Still, the Reds would make for a great trade partner this offseason with all of their young bats. Let's try to make a deal.