Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
pitching, for sure, although they may have interest in Didi (they are short at SS and may want another prospect from Curacao to pair with Bogaerts)
Leake plus Didi, something like that -- they may throw something back the Reds way in a deal like that
to me, you don't do a deal like that for a rental, especially a guy with that injury history
the CF market is shaping up as a buyer's market, I think
I would first offer that exact deal to Arizona for Upton.
Then I would offer a derivation of it to Colorado for Fowler (sub another propsect in for DiDi because they don't need SS)
If neither of those avenues worked, I would likely pull the trigger on that deal for Ellsbury.
After the season Ellsbury turns into a first round pick that can easily replicate DiDi (although on a friendlier timeline that is more complementary to Cozart) and you can replace Leake in the rotation with a combo of Chapman and Cingrani. The offense is much improved and I don't know how much the pitching really suffers- you replace Leake with a power lefty and you don't have to worry about innings stress because you have both of them to complement each other. If they both look good, they both stay in the permanent rotation for 2014, replacing Arroyo. If not, you move the less effective one back to the bullpen and have Corcino to replace Arroyo in 2014.
What's wrong with that?