Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Sure I would do that but that's a laughable proposal. Arroyo has negative trade value.
Plus Stephenson and Garrett both signed at the deadline in August. They can't be dealt until this coming August. Even if they can be PTBNL, I doubt the M's would want two top pitching prospects under Reds control for seven more months. And what would happen if one or both were injured.
I can't imagine the Reds having any comination of tradablle chips that would interest the M/s in dealing us Felix after our prospect-spending spree over the last month. Chapman, Bruce and Mes? Even if that worked (which I doubt), why would you need him if there was no offense behind him?
Besides, there are probably at least a half dozen clubs out there that could/would put together better packages. I'd be happy at this point signing Oswalt for a year and then landing Cespedes (that ain't happening either though).