Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
I'm totally behind Frazier as our future at third base, just like I was behind Chris Sabo, Ray Knight, Chris Stynes, and other scrappy players of their ilk. But assuming there were really a legitimate chance to land Headley in trade for a package in which the best player the Reds would have to give up would be Todd Frazier, the Reds would be out of their minds not to make that trade.
Out of their minds until the 2014 season, when they have no thirdbaseman.
The Reds are not in the position to trade much needed pieces for as one year rental.
Notice when they traded for Latos, he was under team control for 4 years and they gave up pieces that were covered elsewhere.
When they traded for Marshall, they knew they could afford to resign him, and gave up pieces that were covered elsewhere.
When the traded for Choo they knew it was a one year rental, but have Hamilton available and groomerd to play the OF in 2014. And Hamilton would likley have to go to get Hensley.
Reds have carefully planned their roster around every trade they have made. They won't deviate this plan to obtain Hensley and create huge future holes for a one year rental.