This year could be different because the Reds (43-48) still have a chance to contend. The Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Monday at Wrigley Field and trail the Cubs (50-44) by 5½ games in the National League Central Division.
“I think you’d love to be able to buy this year,” Krall said. “We’ve got a couple more weeks until we get to the actual deadline. We want to see if we can get some consistency. I’d love to be able to tell you we’re going to buy and this is what we want. I think we’re looking to do anything we can to make this team better and better for the long run.”