Originally Posted by nemesis
Heard an interesting tidbit.
The Reds will NOT trade Stubbs until a replacement is found. Once they aquire a player then they will look to move him for a "decent" Minor Leaguer or a LH utility player or bullpen arm.
Reds are deeply interested in Eric Young Jr. They tried to make a last minute deadline deal after Span fell apart. Just not enough time to agree on parts. It would probably cost them a bullpen arm and a starting pitching prospect.
If the Reds are planning to move Chapman into the rotation, which I hope is the case, then I think it would make absolute sense to trade Leake or Bailey for Young.
Leake, being a sinkerball pitcher, is someone I could see the Rockies liking a lot. They love guys with groundball tendencies, naturally. He had nearly a 2:1 ratio last year of grounders to flyballs.
Needless to say, Young is the kind of player the Reds need.