The Cincinnati Reds are done with being the NL Central's doormat, and did some serious Cyber Monday shopping to beef up their infield.
The Reds inked former Brewers and Royals infielder Mike Moustakas to a four-year contract worth $64 million, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
This is a big win for Moustakas, who has spent the past two seasons playing on one-year deals, betting on himself to ultimately land a long-term contract, which he just did.
The slugging infielder made $10 million on his one-year deal with the Brew Crew in 2019, and now he's due to make an average of $16 million per season through the 2023 campaign.
Moustakas has made three All-Star teams in his career, and has clubbed 28 or more home runs in each of the last three seasons. With 35 home runs at the center of a dominant Brewers lineup, Moustakas' hot hitting helped propel them to a Wild Card berth.
It may be a long way from the Reds team that were winning championships in the 1970s, but that lineup is nothing to joke about.
With Moustakas in the heart of the order, surrounded by fellow sluggers Eugenio Suarez and Aristides Aquino, Cincinnati could sneak into the playoffs as a dark horse Wild Card team if they continue to build on their current core.