Originally Posted by mth123
Talentwise, I probably would too, but now there are 4 OF and no one to play 3B. This team has a chance to win and even getting stanton, screwing it up by creating holes doesn't make sense.
Making that deal would be like the dog holding the bone that sees his reflection in the water and drops the bone to grab the one he sees. It might be tempting to grab for the talent, but it would make them a lesser team.
Hannahan could play third against righties. Very able fielder, better defensively than Frazier, and could do ok offensively as a platoon.
Reds would then have to acquire a platoon third sacker to face lefties. (Do I hear Scott Rolen?) Or somebody else.
They would have Ludwick to trade.
If the Reds could get Stanton, with a little work, they would be a much more potent offense, a much better ballclub IMO.