Originally Posted by Will M
I have thought about this type of deal. As part of it Belt is flipped to the Rays (along with Grandal) for Shields.
1) I think the Reds should get Romo not Affelt.
2) Its Joey Votto!!! The Reds get more than just Bumgarner, Belt & Romo.
I am not sure how much more. To me it seems that at least one of their top 5 prospects.
3) These two deals net the team two #2 type starters & a closer. The team has the $10M playflex they started with plus $4M or so with replacing Votto's salary with Shields. So thats $14M to go get a left fielder via free agency or trade.
Its two years of Joey Votto. Bumgarner and Belt (with the exception of Posey) are the two best young players in the SF system. Affeldt would be to even the money a bit for SF.