A month ago, the Cincinnati Reds sat at just 22-28. However, the team has turned things around and now stand at 39-38.
Cincinnati has hung around due to their stellar starting pitching. Johnny Cueto is the Cy Young favorite, Alfredo Simon has a sub-3.00 ERA and Mat Latos is finally back from the disabled list.
The Reds are just three games back in the wild-card race and are built to win now. Look for them to be buyers at the break this season to make a postseason push.
Their slow start can be partially attributed to injuries, and Cincinnati's offense was near the bottom of the league until this month. Even though the offense has picked up lately, the Reds need another quality bat in the lineup.
They should look to upgrade at shortstop and left field. Adding another arm in the bullpen should also be on the Reds' shopping list.
Zack Cozart's days should be numbered, Ryan Ludwick is a defensive liability and the bullpen has been unreliable.
All of the players on this list are on teams that will likely be sellers this season. These players are likely to be moved and are realistic options for the Reds.
Let's take a look at the players the Reds should target at these positions.