Originally Posted by Captain13
If we get Upton and Shields that is OK, but it is way too much for just one player.
Is it too much though? I hesitate. Big Game James is signed for 3 years. That's a lot of ace. Wood? Has to go back; they need some kind of pitching in return. Yonder: I really, really, really, really like yonder. I think a lot forget what he is capable of. His number suggest an OPS of 825 and he's got the pedigree to back it up. Six, cheap years of production like that is exactly what the Reds need as a small market team. Frazier? Depends if he really could fill Rolen's shoes (a little smaller this year albeit). Hamilton? Does his bat come around? Does he have enough glove for SS? Who knows. Sappelt? Potential LF'er or 4th OF'er. After going through everyone it does seem like a lot, but i don't think the team would have to change much of the game plan if these guys were traded. LF prospects get a little thin, sure. But it seems like Heisey isn't too bad out there...
Also for the record, on ORG, one of the threads said some radio guy said the Reds and Rays were close to matching up or something. I have no idea if he's got any credibility, but hey, there are grumblings to be heard...