The Cincinnati Reds are again going through a somewhat quiet winter meetings. While they have made the majority of their big trades in December, they haven't made them at the annual event.
Several Reds fans are wondering what pieces are being put into place to make them a better ballclub in 2014, and the answer is not that simple. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of Cincinnati.com, Walt Jocketty is looking for a backup shortstop that is preferably a switch-hitter.
According to the Wall Street Journal's Daniel Barbarisi, the New York Yankees asked about starting pitcher Homer Bailey, but Jocketty shot down the idea of trading him and said they want to actually sign him to a new contract.
There aren’t many moves the Reds can make in the free-agency market, and big names are being scratched off the list each day. With insight that the Reds are looking for shortstop help, let’s see who they might be able to pick up.
Here are the top three available players still within reach of the Cincinnati Reds.
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