Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
I like the idea of packaging minor leaguers. I agree with Doug, no three minor leaguers project to be gold plated all stars, but there are probably 10-15 guys right now who can project to be solid ML contributors. Similarly, no three players would decimate the minor league system.
That assumes that a trade of three minor league prospects from either A or AA would bring back one player that is needed? When the Reds have question marks at C, CF, LF, SS, and releif pitching? It does not seem traditional that a team would send back two major league players or major league ready players for three AA or A prospects, does it? Unless you could catch an organization before the July trading deadline that is in need to salvage something from a player that is going to leave them at the end of the year.
Suppose that first trade would take up three of the better pitching candidates from Louisville. Now are they thin?