Re: Votto Trade Value
1. Toronto: Votto and Bailey for Romero and Rasmus?
2, LAD: Votto for Kemp?
3. Cleveland: Votto for Choo and Masterson?
4. Baltimore: Votto for Markakis and Guthrie?
5. Washington: Votto, Volquez and Frazier for Zimmerman and Zimmerman?
Not thrilled abut dealing Joey. I'd keep him as long as possible and try to win while he's here. To that end, I'd look at TB and dangle Alonso and Grandal for Shields plus. Maybe throw in more to get something else. If dealing Joey becomes the only way, then a deal like those above would be the only pallatable type IMO. No interest in a 1 for 3 or 4 deal. The Reds already are overloaded with role players and kids. They need more top end players not to deal one of the few on hand for an assortment of lottery tickets and stopgaps.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS