Originally Posted by registerthis
I don't think any minor league player should be "untouchable", regardless of what they've done. And while bailey's start in AA is encouraging, 17 innings isn't much to hang your hat on.
I'd do Bailey - Willis in a heartbeat. But, like you, I doubt that Krivsky would.
I agree completely. I make the deal ten times over. I'm just basing my opinion on a gut feeling that I get from watching the Twins front office moves and the Reds moves thus far.
I think if Krivsky wants to keep Bailey but still wants to make a big splash, the two names to throw out there are Felipe Lopez and Joey Votto. Votto's value has never been higher (might not get much higher as a prospect, actually) and could be really enticing to a smaller market club looking to get younger while Lopez is a relatively inexpensive bat (for this year) with speed that could help the Reds pull in a good haul of prospects and bullpen help from a larger market club.