Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Were I Arizona, I'd ask for Cozart and Frazier, on top of Corcino/ Cingrani and Joseph/ Hoover.
Were I the Reds, I'd probably be tempted to say yes to that, though it'd hurt. A bunch.
The first rule to building a team is to have league average or better at each spot.
The second rule is to have/ find/ be willing to pay for as many difference-makers as payroll allows.
You'd be breaking the first rule, but putting Upton between Votto and Bruce is really, really hard to pass up.
I'd be tempted but I don't know. But then I look at Gregorius and HRod and think yep, I'd probably do that deal. Much as I'd hate losing those 2 I think the production of HRod and Gregorious would be close and combined with what Upton brings its a better overall team. My only reservation is I think it may punt this season as 2 relatively young kids get pushed and Janish and Rolen take the bulk of this years reps.