The dynamic of the Cincinnati Reds appears to be shifting, as Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the club's front office is "about to undergo an overhaul." Per Passan, changes have already begun, as longtime assistant GM and vice president Bob Miller is believed to be leaving the organization, though FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Miller is departing to start his own business in Florida, so it doesn't appear that he is being forced out.
Of course, the Reds locked up general manager Walt Jocketty to a two-year extension only last week, so it appears that the top of the organization will remain intact. It's unclear what the exact changes are that the Reds will be making, but Passan asserts that there "are more moves on the horizon."
The Reds just finished up a rather miserable season, going 76-86 and missing the postseason for just the second time in the last five years. The club was decimated by injuries to such key players as Joey Votto, Homer Bailey, Aroldis Chapman, and Mat Latos, leaving the team quite thin in all areas. Still, the club has a nice core to build around, with Bruce, Latos, Chapman, Bailey, Johnny Cueto, Billy Hamilton, Devin Mesoraco, and Todd Frazier all still in their 20's and have produced at a high level within the past two seasons. It also doesn't hurt that they have Votto, who is perhaps the best hitter in baseball when healthy.