Originally Posted by schroomytunes
If I'm Walt I'm calling Cleveland ASAP, and inquiring about Jhonny Peralta, he would fill our biggest position of need at SS, and he is a RH bat. He would probably cost some good prospects, but he is still young 27-28 and would solidify the spot for some time.
Another guy I've thought about but wonder about his defense. He was moved in part because Cabrera is the man long term, but it was also in part because Peralta is a bit short on range as I understand it. Cleveland needs arms and Matt Maloney for Peralta with the Reds throwing in lesser minor league arms (Lecure, Watson, etc) might be a good fit. I don't think it would take much more than that. They could have Rosales or Richar to provide IF depth if they want. But I only want to do it if he's at least an average or a little bit below defender. No Keppinger, Aurilia, Lopez types. If we want that, I'd just promote Valaika or Sutton.