Originally Posted by Superdude
I'd say between Hamilton, Stephenson, Chapman, etc., we could get a deal done. The problem isn't talent, it's the fact that Stanton almost undoubtedly means more to someone else than he does to us. Generally not a good idea to get caught up in a bidding war when that's the case, even for a talent like Stanton.
I can't see the Marlins having any interest in Chapman. After this season, he becomes arb eligible, the remainder of his deal converts to a signing bonus and he'll be in line for a new deal or a huge arb award. The Marlins are dumping guys like that, not trading for them. It will be Cingrani, Corcino, Hamilton, Stephenson and more, I'd guess Frazier, to get him and the Reds would probably need to take Nolasco and his contract to boot.
The Marlins are going to want at least one young cheap guy who can hit in the middle of the order if they deal Stanton, IMO. That is something the Reds are short on. The closest the Reds have is Frazier I'd guess. Other teams have more to offer along those lines.