Originally Posted by Krusty
If the Reds are in double digits at the Allstar break while trailing the NL Central leader, then I think you'll see them move him. A team like the Yankees would be looking to bolster their starting rotation for the stretch run.
Would Hughes for Milton work with the Reds getting out of Milton's contract?
Milton has negative trade value. Simply getting out of his contract would be enough. Getting Hughes would not be likely.
Think about it. When we signed Milton, our offer was the biggest any team was willing to give him. He's regressed since then. He's simply not worth his contract. He's probably worth about 3-4M to a team since pitching is so hard to find. So he would only have value if we ate about 6-7M per season, and even that would put him at about even value. For us to get Hughes in a Milton trade, we would likely have to eat the entire contract and throw in something else of moderate value.