My hope is that Stanton does not get traded in the next 7 months. But come next offseason, the Reds could be in a position to do something huge:
Reds could offer 3 of Corcino/Cingrani/Leake/Stephenson/Travieso + Ludwick. Or 2 of those pitchers + Ludwick and any hitting prospect in the organization outside of Billy Hamilton. Either way, Reds would still have their starting 8 set for the next 2-3 years and their starting 5 rotation set for that time frame as well. After 2015, there will be a lot of uncertainty (Phillips, Stanton, + 2 of the SP's contracts coming up) but when is that not true 3 years out?
SP whoever is left from Leake/Cingrani/Corcino/Stephenson
for 2014-2015. Still have some prospects left like the 2012 draftees and one of the above pitchers left.
Reds could be in a position to go back-to-back-to-back. Who cares what happens after 2015 if they can do that?