Reds All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart rounds the bases on a solo home run during against the Indians at Progressive Field on July 24, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. With the MLB trade deadline hours away, his name has popped up.
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

Could the Reds be involved in blockbuster trades? If you’re waiting on wizardry . . . 

The Major League Baseball trading deadline is just hours away, and sure as July is coming to an end there are some crazy ideas out there.

Teams can make trades up to 4 p.m. this afternoon without being required to pass through waivers, where other teams can lay claim to said players, as will become the process after the deadline.

So how about this idea, Reds fans?

Love the Gandalf The White look, but, uh, no. 

Geez, it’s been a tough season, especially the past couple weeks, but it’s nice to know that Reds fans -- at least some of them -- still have a sense of humor.

Seriously, though, the Yankees seem to think they’re going to work pitcher Sonny Gray away from the A’s today, and the Dodgers are believed to be looking for a starting pitcher what with Clayton Kershaw currently down for the count.

The Reds? Who knows?

All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart’s name has been popping up in trade talks for a while, but with him being on the disabled list with a bum quad and few if any contending teams needing a shortstop, that could be a longshot as his contract will expire after the season.

There are plenty of rumors out there, especially around the Red Sox.

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