Originally Posted by mth123
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.
1. No way!
2. Not possible, isn't Kemp a FA after this season?
3. Like Choo but he and Masterson aren't enough IMO.
4. No way!
5. This has some merit to it but I doubt Washington would have interest. Zimmerman (3B) is one of the few I would consider dealing Votto for. But even Zimmermans bat isn't quite as good. Z's defense at 3B though is sick. And he is a very similar individual to Votto character wise.