Originally Posted by Z-Fly
They want a young left-handed power bat that they can control the rights for several seasons?
Yeah there are a ton of those guys in the league.
Exactly, I agree (assuming you are being sarcastic). That is why I believe the Reds are actually in good position for this one. Votto is not so can't miss that the Reds wouldn't dream of trading him without getting back the Pirates 4 best starters. But is still a top prospect in any organization.
Perhaps the Reds could pry away Mike Gonzalez and a SP (Snell, Maholm, or Duke). I realize it would take more than Votto, but maybe not that much more.