Gennett: Reds 'want me here for the long term' – MLB.com

ST. LOUIS — Earlier this season, Scooter Gennett was poised to be one of the Reds’ top trade chips this summer. The second baseman was prepared to be plugged in for rumors ahead of the July 31 non-waivers Trade Deadline.

Gennett’s situation now appears to be less tenuous, especially as he’s contributed to the Reds becoming one of baseball’s hottest teams. It appears doubtful that he will be traded by Cincinnati. It’s also become possible that Gennett could receive a contract extension.

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ST. LOUIS — Earlier this season, Scooter Gennett was poised to be one of the Reds’ top trade chips this summer. The second baseman was prepared to be plugged in for rumors ahead of the July 31 non-waivers Trade Deadline.

Gennett’s situation now appears to be less tenuous, especially as he’s contributed to the Reds becoming one of baseball’s hottest teams. It appears doubtful that he will be traded by Cincinnati. It’s also become possible that Gennett could receive a contract extension.

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“Just from the talks that I’ve had with the guys in control of all those things, I feel like they want me here. I feel like, just from what I’ve been told, they want me here for the long term,” Gennett told MLB.com on Friday. “What I’m getting is [CEO Bob Castellini] wants me here for a while. When it comes to all of the trade stuff, it would be going against what I’ve been hearing.”

Gennett, 28, is third-time eligible for arbitration this winter and for free agency after the 2019 season. Reds general manager Nick Krall declined to get into specifics.

“I think when you’re making a trade, you’re trying to make your club better no matter what trade you make,” Krall said. “If

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