September 17, 2021

Roundtable reaction: The Cincinnati Reds sign Mike Moustakas to a four-year deal (The Athletic)

Is the 2019-2020 hot stove heating up? The Cincinnati Reds signed free agent Mike Moustakas to a reported four-year, $64 million deal that will run through the 2023 season. According to multiple sources, Moustakas, who most recently played primarily third base for the Milwaukee Brewers, will play at second for Cincinnati. Last season, while signed to a one-year deal with the Brewers, Moustakas hit .254/.329/.516 with 35 home runs and a 2.8 WAR in 143 games. The 31-year-old infielder won a World Series with Kansas City in 2015, is a three-time All-Star and was ranked 16th overall on Jim Bowden’s top free agents list this offseason.

The Athletic MLB’s writers offer some of their initial thoughts on the deal.

Ken Rosenthal, The Athletic MLB

Six years, $80.5 million.

That’s the combined guarantee in Mike Moustakas’ three free agencies now that he has reached a four-year, $64 million agreement with the Reds. His twisting path to a multi-year…

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