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.
It would certainly make us worse for 2012.
We'd fill a potential hole at LF (though we are getting close to .800 OPS from Ludwick out there), but create huge holes at SS and 3B. Rolen could play a sparatic injury filled .625 OPS at 3B and Valdez could play an acceptable SS while posting a .600 OPS.
Upton better OPS 1.200 to make up the difference this year.
When you are trying to win the pennant you generally don't trade two of your current starters when you have zero depth in those areas.
I'm not saying wither Cozart or Frazier are irreplaceable but the fact is they are not replaceable by us right now.