The Reds need a cleanup man with power and a leadoff man.
They can't spend a fortune on both.
A-Rod at third could be the cleanup man, if he as cheap as indicated. Ludwick would move on. Frazier would play LF. That leaves leadoff/CF for other transactions.
Risky? Yes. But the Reds would have to consider it if the price is right. A-Rod for $5 million would have to be looked at.