Re: 30 Day Personnel Plan If Cingrani Succeeds
Originally Posted by REDREAD
I guess I disagree with this. If I'm SD and I can get Leake for a LF with a career OPS of 743 that is already in arb, I do it in a heartbeat.
If I'm Cincy, I probably don't do that trade, just because I don't see Venable as being that big of an upgrade to what we have in LF.
Don't forget Austin Hedges the catching prospect, whom the Padres might be willing to move due to the presence of Grandal - quite ironically.
Hedges is a Top 100 prospect who is still likely 3 years away from the bigs, giving the Reds a good hedge option on Mez when Hanigan's contract expires. I suppose the Reds could include Tucker Barnhart in the deal if the Pads wanted a backup once Hundley's contract expires. The difference between Hedges and Barnhart is that Hedges has considerable more upside despite being a year or two further away from the bigs.
Last edited by Benihana; 04-16-2013 at 10:07 AM.