Re: Another multi-situation Stanton trade thread.....
I would do nearly anything to land Stanton but I can't see the Reds making this deal in this scenario.
The Reds have done a nice job locking up their core players but in order to remain successful they're going to need to maintain the stream of young, cheap talent to compliment that core. This trade would wipe out all of the Reds best cheap, controllable talent and put them in a scenario where they'd be paying market value for Votto, Bruce, Phillips, Choo and Cueto and also having to pay higher arbitration prices for Latos, Bailey and the newly acquired Stanton.
That may work if you're playing with a $200mil payroll but I'd imagine Castellini's largesse doesn't extend quite that far.