Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Depends on how much salary the Reds eat. If they sent him somewhere close to free and clear, I think he has value. I just think his perceived value at this moment is fairly low -- If I had to hazard a guess, the Reds are probably being lowballed on Jason LaRue, and will continue to be lowballed until the deadline gets closer and/or his production picks up to his career norms.
Right now I don't see any teams that really need a catcher other than the Giants but that may change due to injury (although time is running out).
That market may develop in the off season though.
However, if a team gets in a bind Jason Larue is a solution at the position he plays, something which I don't think a lot of teams felt Lopez was, and it abundantly clear from the trade the Reds just made that teams WILL overpay for what they feel they truly need.