Cincinnati Reds Fans Take To Twitter To Share Disgust With Team’s Lack Of Action During MLB Trade Deadline

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Full disclosure: I am a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan. I woke up on Tuesday in anticipation that the team — surprisingly in first place in the NL Central — would make moves to improve the roster at the MLB Trade Deadline.

The Reds have an exciting offense headlined by a bunch of young, hungry kids. Plus, they have a future Hall of Fame first baseman in Joey Votto. They don’t have a problem scoring runs.

They do, however, have issues stopping other teams from. scoring runs.

If the MLB playoffs began today, the Cincinnati Reds would be in. And they would last among the 14 teams having allowed 522 runs against.

The Cincinnati Reds made just one minor trade at the MLB Trade Deadline and many fans took to Twitter to express disapproval.
The Cincinnati Reds made just one minor trade at the MLB Trade Deadline and many fans took to Twitter to express disapproval. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks are in a three-way tie for the final NL Wild Card spot. They are the only other team that has allowed 500+ opponent runs this season.

So the Reds needs are clear: pitching. They are tied for 25th in MLB — with the Diamondbacks — in team ERA at 4.62.

Now, they are missing two of the best starters — Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo. Both are expected back this month. Still, they are young pitchers who have spent a lot of time on the IL this season.

Cincinnati Reds make no moves at MLB Trade Deadline & many fans took to Twitter to express disapproval

Fans wanted the Reds to make moves at the MLB Trade Deadline. On Monday, they acquired Sam Moll from the Oakland Athletics. Moll is a 31-year-old left handed bullpen arm with a 4.54 ERA and 1.41 WHIP this season.

Not exactly a shutdown arm for the pen.

Tuesday came and the Reds made no moves. The MLB Trade Deadline passed without a single transaction from the Redlegs.

And Reds fans took to Twitter to express disappointment.

The Reds are rolling the dice that their roster is good enough to continue to compete.

I really hope they’re right.

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Written by Dan Zaksheske

Dan began his sports media career at ESPN, where he survived for nearly a decade. Once the Stockholm Syndrome cleared, he made his way to Outkick. He is secure enough in his masculinity to admit he is a cat-enthusiast with three cats, one of which is named “Brady” because his wife wishes she were married to Tom instead of him.

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