Originally Posted by Edd Roush
I know this is not directed to me, but I also like the safety in numbers philosophy. For me, it is not that I absolutely hate to see any pitcher dealt, but it is I am more inclined to hold onto my pitching than my positional prospects/players because since pitchers can lose it so fast, I want to hold some depth.
Don't disagree I just like to be thought provoking. Cingrani has kind of a boom or bust feel to him. I'd just like to see what some of the armchair quarterbacks around here would like to do, so that we can look back much like we have on the Zach Stewart trade and potential Erik Bedard trade.
Personally, I hand him the keys to Arroyo's spot in the rotation. If it doesn't seem to work, I'd consider swapping Cingrani and Chapman. I think at a minimum Cingrani could be a dominant closer, if not a very good starting pitcher. But then again, I could be proven wrong.
The guy I'd look to trade is Mike Leake, especially if Corcino looks good in AAA and/or the Reds ever decide to try Chapman in the rotation (maybe Broxton and Marshall are dominant enough to give them that confidence). And if Chapman really is staying in the 'pen, I'd trade Broxton in a second if they could. Ditto for Ludwick. Wasn't a huge fan of either of those offseason re-signings.
And as I said on tORG, I'd offer the Marlins their choice of 2 of Chapman/Hamilton/Cingrani (not all 3) in exchange for Stanton. If they bite (pun intended), the Reds have a scary good lineup for years to come.