Originally Posted by flyer85
It seems to me the O's and A's have the leverage and the Reds do not.
I'm not sure they do have much in the way of leverage. Clearly we're talking about two teams congnizant of the fact that they need to rebuild. Not making a deal while you've got hot properties could mean extra years out of the money.
Also, the market will shrink as the winter wears on. Teams will spend blood and treasure elsewhere. Demand is only going to decrease. In fact, the A's, O's, Twins, Giants and Beelzebubbas might all be in competition with each to get a boatload of prospects in return for a pitcher.