Originally Posted by Benihana
Encarnacion for Holliday, straight up- makes sense for both sides.
A's get a 3B signed cheaply for the next two years, while shedding an expensive rental because they're going nowhere this year. Reds get a rental RH-hitting LF to hit cleanup between Votto and Bruce and propel them to the playoffs for this year. Rosales plays 3B until Frazier is ready. Votto or Alonso move to LF assuming Holliday is not re-signed. Reds get Type A draft pick compensation.
I'd call it a win-win-win.
The A's will not go for that. I think they'd rather have the "Type A" pick at the end of the year than EdE. There will be another contender offer up a better package. The Reds will need to include another prospect or two to get that deal done.