Originally Posted by Benihana
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.
That's true. I didn't know about Broxton being close when I wrote that.
I guess I'd be on board with trading some pitching for Willingham.
I really don't want to spend a lot of resources for Span, even though he is an upgrade to Stubbs. IMO, LF is a higher priority than CF. Recent history shows we needed the 2010 Gomes and the 2012 Ludwick to help the offense..
In other words, if we get Span, but then are forced to play Paul/Heisey/Stubbs in LF, I think the team has moved backwards.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!