If the Cincinnati Reds are going to pull off a trade during the 2014 MLB season, pitcher Alfredo Simon is one of the few trade chips that they will be able to dangle on the market.
After making a couple of big trades in the past few years, the Reds don't have much to offer teams now. There is some talent in the lower levels of the minor leagues, but there aren't many players with trade value at Triple-A.
One player who could be an interesting trade chip is Daniel Corcino. He impressed in the lower levels of the minor leagues, but he had a rough 2013 at Triple-A and got rocked during spring training this year. Some team could still view him as a top prospect. If that's the case, he could be part of a midseason trade.
Unfortunately for the Reds, they don't have much payroll flexibility to pull off a big deal. Any trade the organization makes this season will have to be minor.
Let's take a look at some of Cincinnati's best trade chips.
*All stats are via MLB.com as of 4/27.