View Full Version : Would you do this trade?

07-22-2008, 07:30 PM
To D'Back's:
ptbnl/or cash

to Reds:
Jamie D'Antona 3b 26yr old AAA 1.019 OPS at AAA, Blocked by many corner infielders at the ML level. Could play 3b or LF I would assume and EE going to the other.
Brooks Brown RHP 23yr old AA supplemental 1st rounder in '06, mid 90's fb solid curve 3.54 ERA this year
Sean Coughlin C 23yr old low A 13th rounder 2007 low hitting .252/.362/.470 .832 OPS

Just throwing ideas out there, we might need to add a mid tier guy rather than just a ptbnl like a Fisher or such. But what do you think? I think it beats the 2 first rounders who are 3-4 years away, plus the risk of Dunn accepting arbitration.

07-22-2008, 07:38 PM
No. The picks would be better.

07-22-2008, 07:48 PM
Considering how easily the DBacks gave up Quentin when he had fallen behind people on the organizational depth chart, nah.

07-22-2008, 08:45 PM
No. The picks would be better.

I really think D'Antona is a great hitter. Problem is, I'm not sure if he's a good option to move to left. If so, I'd probably do that deal. If not, then I'd pass.

Picks are nice, but I'd rather have major league-ready talent if possible. As long as the Reds get better than mediocre talent, trade him if he's not going to be re-signed.

07-22-2008, 09:14 PM
No. The picks would be better.

Maybe, but the Reds don't have to pay bonuses to these guys. That's money that can be spent elsewhere. Just something to consider.

07-23-2008, 01:27 AM
yes, then resign him again anyways at 4 years / 50 million...

07-23-2008, 04:14 PM