It often looks like the Cincinnati Reds try to find ways to complicate their existence and that of their fans a bit more everyday with some of their decisions.
They decided to tear things apart in the 2021-22 offseason and traded most of their talent from that point on.
The roster is decimated and not good enough to compete for a playoff spot for another two or three years.
Fans, of course, are not happy with the Castellinis (who own the franchise).
They didn’t do much this offseason either besides, you know, making one of their few star players a bit mad.
Most of the Reds’ moves since the World Series ended involved acquiring cheap middle infielders.
Jonathan India, the National League Rookie of the Year in 2021, is a middle infielder.
He is a converted second baseman because he moved through the minor league ranks as a third baseman.
But Cincinnati has signed Matt Reynolds, Chad Pinder, Richie Martin, Jason Vosler, and Kevin Newman, all of them infielders.
A Reds news account wondered how many middle infielders (second baseman, to be specific) does the team need to sign in order for all of us to wonder what their long-term plans are.
The player had some comments to that.
thank you for this. https://t.co/cJUIz1UXK8
— Jonathan India (@JonathanIndia) February 2, 2023
Clearly, it’s something that India is asking himself, too: his long-term role in the organization.
India had a down season offensively last year with a .705 OPS after posting a .835 mark in 2021.
However, it was on defense where he declined the most: he had 0 Defensive Runs Saved in 2021, but -14 last campaign.
The organization made him change positions, so he deserves more patience.
It’s clear, however, that India might not last much longer in Cincinnati.NEXT: Tyler Stephenson Discusses Preparations For 2023