Originally Posted by Benihana
Why in the world would the Reds ever consider doing this? 2nd base is a more important position defensively than 3rd base.
Votto would be the guy I would most like to see on the block. I think he's great, but in my mind he's the most replaceable (he's left handed and plays 1st base.) Hamilton has much more upside IMO, and you don't know if Dunn is here for the long term.
It's a hypothetical thought, and I think it makes some sense. Deal EE, move BP and fill 2nd with someone else. 2nd base may be a more important defensive position but it's a whole lot easier to fill and usually on the cheap you can find a pretty solid guy to fill that spot defensively and with some offensive game.
Doesn't really matter though it won't happen just thinking out loud.