When it comes to next year’s starting rotation, the Cincinnati Reds have four of their five spots on lock down. The names Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray, Trevor Bauer and Anthony DeSclafani can be etched in stone. The fifth starter, however, is a bit of a mystery. Kevin Gausman may be the Reds best option.
Gausman is entering his final year of arbitration, and it seems ludicrous for the Reds to pay what it would likely cost. Gausman is estimated by MLB Trade Rumors to take home $10.6M through arbitration. That figure is a bit high, and it’s very likely that the Reds non-tender Gausman in the coming weeks.