Originally Posted by AmarilloRed
Joey Votto will be our first baseman the next 15-20 years, and who knows if Dunn or Griffey will be here when Bruce makes the Reds.
Wow, someone is very optimistic. The chances that Votto is still a Red in 15 years is virtually nill. We have no idea how Votto will do in the big leagues much like we don't know how long Dunn or Griffey will be here. I contest that if you could get the same return for Votto that you could for Dunn, you trade Votto. I believe that is what the original poster was suggesting. You capitalize on the players that might be overvalued. Dunn is a proven (albeit expensive) quantity whereas Votto has a huge risk/reward. If someone is willing to pay for him let them take on the risk. When considering Homer there is also a risk/reward situation; however, in his case the possible reward is far to great to relinquish the player. Elite pitchers are key to the success of a franchise (see Santana) and the only way to obtain them is through the draft or while they're still in the minors.
I want to wrap this up by saying that I don't believe anyone will give us a Dunn-like return for Votto and I hope we keep him. But he is far from untouchable.