Originally Posted by Vottomatic
So file this under "trades that will never happen".
Reds trade Chapman (Latin connection), Stubbs, Soto, minor leaguer to Miami Marlins for Stanton.
I know it won't happen, but Chapman makes it enticing for them. And they sure are spending alot of money, so keeping Stanton because he's cheap really doesn't matter to them right now.
You might have to throw in Juan Francisco to get the deal done.
I'm not sure the Fish would move Stanton for that (or anything the Reds can spare). I do like them as trade partners though and they might consider tinkering with the deal on both sides with Logan Morrison as the centerpiece heading the reds way. You would have to hope that his knee was a big factor in some of his plate woes, but Morrison would lok awfully good on LF.
I liked the deal someone else proposed a couple of weeks ago - Chapman and Stubbs or Heisey (+) for Morrison and Dominguez. I'd love to get Dominguyez as Rolen's replacement and Miami still has Hanley Ramirez and Gabby Sanchrz. If the Marlins don't bite on Dominguez you could still go Morrison and a pitcher or two out of their system (maybe a young front of the bullpen arm).