Originally Posted by Redsnake
If the Reds made one deal this year, this is the one I would like the most. I beleive we wouldn't lose any of our core guys in trade. Adding a quality arm in Vazquez makes the pitching staff even better.
Swisher gives the Reds an outfielder who plays 4 position (3OF -1B) and a player that could hit 25+HR, 100 BB, 100 Runs and hopefully a 2007 like OPS (.836).
Vazquez makes the bottom 4 and 5 rotation spots even better. I got Vazquez pegged for the #3 spot. One of Cueto/Harang pitches 4th and Arroyo is #5. That would be the best rotation in the NLC.
It really would be a good trade to make. Not sexy, but one that could improve the squad.