5 Moves Cincinnati Reds Could Have Made at the Deadline

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5 Moves Cincinnati Reds Could Have Made at the Deadline
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Had the Phillies sold at the deadline, Michael Young would've been a good fit in Cinicinnati.

The 2013 MLB trade deadline was one of the quietest in recent memory, and the Cincinnati Reds had several moves that could have been made at the deadline.

For one reason or another these moves were not made. Whether the Reds didn't want to give up certain pieces or teams weren't willing to move their assets, the team decided not to make a move.

The week of the trade deadline was a bumpy one for the Reds. They lost five straight and saw their division title hopes slipping away. Now the team will have to go on a big run like last year in order to get back into the mix.

With Ryan Ludwick, Jonathan Broxton and Ryan Hanigan all working to get back to the team, it didn't make much sense to deal for help at any of those positions. Setup man Sean Marshall and ace Johnny Cueto don't look like they will be back soon, but there wasn't much of a need at those spots.

Nobody could have predicted a 2-7 slump by the Reds, but now everyone will question the team for not making any moves at the deadline.

Cincinnati was right to stand pat. Teams were asking for a big return for players, and not many teams were willing to sell. Here's a look at moves that could have been made by the team.

 

*All stats are courtesy of MLB.com

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