Originally Posted by REDREAD
I wonder if the Twins will be more realistic on their asking prices for Span and Willingham this winter.
I remember some writer saying that at last year's trading deadline that the prices for both these guys was "through the roof"..
Kind of a shame that we weren't able to snag Willingham as a FA, although if I remember, he signed quite early and the Reds main prioirty at the time was bolstering the pitching (which I agree with). I can see why Walt didn't want to blow a lot of his money on an OF early in the offseason.
If the reports of Broxton's imminent signing and Chapman's subsequent move to the rotation are correct, the Reds can afford to ship Leake and one of Corcino/Cingrani for an OF or two. I'd have to think those arms would be enticing in a deal for Span or Willingham, and if the Reds added an additional prospect or two, maybe both of them.
I would imagine the Twins would have to throw in some cash to cover (or maybe take Stubbs back), but these days you never know.
Of course I would try first for Justin Upton or Dexter Fowler with those same guys as bait, but that's just me.