Originally posted by JaxRed
Okay, so they tell you to forget the deal then. These are bad contract swaps. You can't get prospects when swapping bad contracts.
Agreed. That's why you ask for Tankersley. He's no longer a prospect. Yet he is a AAA pitcher with some intriguing skills.
I'd do the deal heads-up without a prospect, but it never hurts to ask for a small amount of talent. The Padres and Pirates would be receiving starting players in the deal. The Reds could at least request that somebody throw them a bone.