New Cincinnati Reds trade rumors have the team showing interest in Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span. Span is an interesting option that could provide more outfield depth as the Reds try to get to the postseason again. The question is whether the Reds are willing to part with enough for it to entice the Twins.
According to Ken Rosenthal, Span is guaranteed a salary of $3 million this year, with salaries of $4.75 million in 2013 and $6.5 million due in 2014. That's not too bad at all, especially for a decent center fielder that has some speed on the base paths.
In the 2012 season, Span is hitting .285 with 31 extra base hits for the Twins. He also has 9 stolen bases and 45 runs, which aren't exactly stats the will blow you out of the water, but it shows what he might be able to do for the Reds in the second half of the season.
It's probably too early for Reds fans to get excited about Span, even with the interest that the Reds are showing. A trade doesn't appear to be close to taking place here, even as the Twins show signs that a fire sale could be coming in the next week or so.
Do you think that Cincinnati Reds trade rumors like the one for Denard Span make sense for the team? Do the Reds already have enough talent to go deep in the National League Playoffs?