Re: How about a 3 team trade?
You make a lot of valid points, but I think the part that you glossed over is the prospects. I think the whole key to this thing would obviously be the prospects. I'm not familiar enough with the Rangers' system to guess at who they might include, but if they send 2 top 100 level prospects and a high ceiling guy to Arizona, then I think this deal could get done. Arizona would then be getting two proven league average guys with lots of team control left from the Reds, a bounceback candidate in Stubbs, and a couple of potential high impact prospects from the Rangers. That's a pretty good haul in my book. I obviously like the proposed deal for the Reds, but I'm not sure I'd call it a "slam dunk".