Originally Posted by nmculbreth
In a vacuum, sure.
If Wright and Chapman had identical contracts you could argue Wright is more valuable, particularly if Chapman is to remain in the pen. But the contracts aren't equal - the Reds have Chapman under control through 2016 and Wright's contract only runs through 2013. Even if the Reds were able to secure a LTC with Wright they'd have to pay him fair market value and I think you could make a very strong argument Chapman offers far more value at his arbitration prices than Wright at full market value.
The idea of dealing Chapman, Hamilton and Cingrani / Corcino for one year of Wright is the height of insanity.
Exactly. If I'm Walt, it would take a heck of a lot to get Chapman.