Originally Posted by mdccclxix
For an example of what players were ranked before they were traded or lost their prospect status:
Travis Wood C+ 2010
Dave Sappelt C+ 2012
Ronald Torreyes C+ 2012
= Sean Marshall
Current Reds trade bait:
Mike Leake B/B+ 2010
Chris Heisey B 2010
Daniel Corcino B 2012
Zach Cozart B- 2012
Tony Cingrani B- 2012
Didi Gregorious C+ 2012
Henry Rodriguez C+ 2012
Neftali Soto C+ 2012
David Vidal C+ 2012
These rankings are from last year, so I expect some changes.
Leaving out Frazier, Hamilton, Stephanson and Mesoraco for obvious reasons.
Another trade to reference would be Sulbaran (C+) and Donnie Joseph (NR) for Broxton. Of course Joseph played back up to a C in all likelihood last season.
So it appears to me the Reds have plenty to trade without giving up Leake or Bailey. It's a matter, in the end, of finding a team that wants what you have. .
Referencing trades for Marshall and Broxton are not very instructive IMO. Relief pitchers usually don't bring back as much as a regular position player does.
Broxton was an impending free agent with two months left on his contract.
These are not good comparisons for a trade that would bring the Reds a starting level left fielder or CF for 2013 IMO.