Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I think Olt may be a bit overrated. No way would I trade Didi for him. Reds have plenty of 3B options queueing up. Starting with Frazier and HRod. No way is the marginal improvement that Olt might -- might, not will -- provide over those guys worth Didi. The only kind of 3B option the Reds should even consider is a great offensive player, like Wright or Headley.
Olt is a significant defensive upgrade from either Frazier or H-Rod at 3B. Frazier would be free to become the every day LF. Phillips, Votto, Frazier, Bruce and Olt would lock-up the 2 - 6 spots of the order for the next several years. If Hamilton can provide the lead-off guy on top, the Reds can win with Cozart and Hanigan providing plus defense at key spots and hitting at the bottom of the order. Couple that with Latos, Cueto, Bailey and Chapman in the rotation and this team could win a couple of championships. Maybe Mes could be the bat that Olt is, but the Reds don't really have any players for OF or 3B who would provide the production that Olt will IMO. The Reds have redundancy at C and SS, they really don't have any corner power guys on the horizon.
Don't overlook Ogando. He has a huge arm. I wouldn't do the deal without him.
Not real high on H-Rod at this point.
IMO, the Reds can't afford Wright or Headley, or Willingham or Ludwick for that matter.