Why not try to upgrade the catching situation by going outside of the organization? We are currently carrying 3 catchers on our roster whereas I would rather carry an extra fielder. Here is my proposal be kind, but I do have my reasons:
Reds trade: Sam Lecure (AA) Chattanooga RHSP
Tyler Pelland (AAA) Louisville LHRP
BJ Symanski(AAA) Louisville CF
Royals trade: Miguel Olivo(MLB) Catcher
Why it works for both teams....the Royals are going nowhere and Olivo is making 2 million per, so to them it would be a salary dump while gaining a 4th OF type and 2 young arms for the future.
For the Reds they get a RH Catcher who can team with Ross in sharing the catching duties while allieving the team of the need to carry 3 catchers allowing us to jettison Valentin and Bako in favor of maybe keeping Janish on the roster. Janish gives us better late inning defense, more speed, and allows us to use Freel/ Keppenger more as a Utility guys. Thoughts?????