Originally Posted by REDREAD
I'm all for "win now", but I think we're at the point where it just doesn't make sense to sell the farm for Stanton.. Makes Ludwick an expensive bench player, trains the talent pool long term, and as myth said, trading Frasier would be a potential catastrophe.
We've got to figure that the Reds are prety close to the top of their budget now.. in fact, we're probably not going to get an established second LH out of the pen now.. will probably be a reclamation project.
Stanton is awesome, but it doesn't make sense at this point (assuming the Marlins aren't giving him away)
I agree the idea of acquiring Stanton is highly unlikely and runs the potential of destroying the Reds farm system.
But then again, nobody knows what it would take. Chapman, Hamilton, Stephenson for Stanton? I'd do that in a heartbeat. Most other proposals, I'd pass, and stay the course.