The Cincinnati Reds had a Top-10 pick in the MLB Draft for four consecutive years (2016-19) as the big league club underwent a rebuild following their last playoff appearance in 2013. Those picks at the top of the draft netted Nick Senzel, Hunter Greene, Jonathan India and Nick Lodolo. Senzel is the team’s starting center fielder and the other three players rank among the top prospects in the organization.
The New York Mets continue to work the market despite firing their general manager on Tuesday — and they’re at least inquiring about making another big trade. According to Tim Ryder of Metsmerized, the Mets have reached out to the Cincinnati Reds regarding a trade centering around starting pitcher Sonny Gray and third baseman Eugenio Suarez.
National Baseball Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Reds great Johnny Bench was among those offering tributes via social media Tuesday to Don Sutton, the Hall of Fame pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's and California Angels - and long-time Atlanta Braves broadcaster - who died at age 75. During a 2014 appearance at Green Diamond Gallery in Montgomery, Sutton told an audience of baseball fans, "I loved your city and I loved Sparky (Anderson).