Via- MLB Trade Rumors
The first domino has fallen in the Reds’ offseason rebuild, as Cincinnati has announced the trade of All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier to the White Sox in a three-team deal that also includes the Dodgers. Cincinnati will receive three prospects — infielders Jose Peraza and Brandon Dixon and outfielder Scott Schebler — from the Dodgers, who, in turn, will receive prospects Frankie Montas, Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson from the White Sox.
There goes another one
Let’s be honest with each other. Remember, this site is a safe space. We’re in the trust tree with the nest, we can say whatever we want. Ready? OK, is anyone actually gonna miss Todd Frazier? I mean I know Todd was probably the fan favorite and did a lot of great things for the team and the city, but let’s do that honesty thing and accept Todd Frazier for what he really was is. Last year’s first half of the season was about as good as you’ll ever see Todd play. Guy was performing at an MVP level and the Home Run Derby thing sadly was one of the more poignant moments in recent Cincinnati sports history, but then Todd turned off the afterburners and came back down to the stratosphere in the second half of the season, finishing at a .255/35/89 clip. That line is a lot more like what you’re gonna get out of Todd Frazier from here on out as opposed to the MVP candidate you saw in the first half of last year. Not that there’s anything to scoff at. A guy that can give you .255/35/89 and play multiple positions year in and year out is one hell of a player, but it’s not like the Reds could, or would even want to afford to keep a guy like that when they’re in full on rebuild mode. Unfortunately that’s not the first time nor the last time we’re going to have this conversation. In fact, it probably would have made more sense to deal Frazier after the Home Run Derby last year when his value was at an all time high, but it’s easy to sit back and Monday morning quarterback these sorts of things after the fact. The Reds thought they could #Reboot and pull something together, they didn’t, now everyone and their brother has to leave town. Unfortunately that’s the nature of the beast.
Now let’s break down the guys the Reds got in return…
HA! Just kidding. I don’t know who any of these guys are. That too is just something we’re going to have to get used to. I have literally no idea who’s going to be playing baseball for the Cincinnati Reds next year.
Aw man I forgot about the Teddy thing and now I feel bad. Best of luck to Todd Frazier. Red for life.