Originally Posted by redsmetz
I'd select trade him, but it would have to be a very good return in a high need area. Otherwise keep him at 3rd.
That is where I come down. The team has a few holes to fill and giving up on EdE just creates another one. Since I think its inevitable that Votto moves to LF, EE to 1B until Alonso is ready would be OK if another 3B is obtained. But, since Alonso is coming, EdE would have to be traded sooner or later anyway. Moving him to 1B prior to trading him probably just reduces the return. Keep him at 3B or deal him, but if it doesn't fill a more important, less organizationally deep hole, what's the point really? It would just require using up more of the precious trading chips to replace him and the Reds have bigger needs for those.