The National League Central is split by 4.5 games. The Chicago Cubs lead the way at 47-43, the Cincinnati Reds are sitting fifth just five games under .500 at 41-46.
Cincinnati Reds tried to compete in 2019. With a month of the season gone, those hopes are fading fast, leaving them in a tricky position.
Cincinnati Reds have been among the most active teams this winter, adding Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood, Matt Kemp and several others.
The Reds sent second base prospect Shed Long and a competitive balance draft pick for the upcoming 2019 draft to New York in exchange for Gray and minor-leaguer Reiver Sanmartin.
Cincinnati Reds are close to a trade with the New York Yankees to acquire Sonny Gray, according to reports from Jon Heyman.