Originally Posted by Jpup
I'd give them Bailey and Stubbs for him.
OK, if this is what you'd do then you don't get MLB Econ 101.
The Reds are not a team that can trade pre-arbitration players for a guy who is in the middle of a multiyear deal worth 8 figs per year. Perhaps talent wise you've got a point but money is a huge factor when discussing the viability of trades. This isn't like trading baseball cards in 4th grade. The Reds are a team that would much more likely be on the other end of such a deal where they are receiving two pre-arbitration players.