Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
Right, but you can see my point that it didn't take much to acquire these players. The trade bait on the table, which doesn't include Frazier, Hamilton, Stephanson and Mesoraco, is all rated higher than the C+ style prospect that I sited for the relievers. Don't discount Sean Marshall either, btw, dude was the most valuable reliever in baseball the 2-3 years prior to 2012. So, I think a quality LF, CF, or 3b platoon guy to fill the bench, and a very good LHRP could be in order if the Reds find the right partner. You could shoot higher, though, with the current list of prospects.