Originally Posted by The DARK
#1 may make sense, but I doubt it's happening. We just turned down a very similar deal for Shane Victorino, who I believe most would consider a bigger upgrade than Pierre. Corcino to AAA seems like a very reasonable suggestion (though his peripherals have fallen off), but I feel that Cingrani needs more time in AA to hone his secondary stuff with Tom Brown. The biggest thing limiting Cingrani's trade value right now is the perception that he's a reliever in the MLB, and convincing scouts otherwise is what will make him a top prospect.
Buster Olney indicates that the Reds are zeroing in on Juan Pierre. Of all the idle speculation that is being bandied about, that one seems to be the easiest to do. I am not sure I believe the previous report that the Reds turned down Victorino for Ondrusek. Olney seems to believe that the Phillies would want also want in return someone who can play CF. That may have been a deal breaker for the Reds. Pierre would not require a ML proven replacement.