Originally Posted by jojo
It's a silly argument to make. The Padres stink so they will trade away a cheap, major league quality position player that has no real trade value. Why? Well no one will miss him and I guess young, unestablished bullpen arms are high on their list of things that will make them contenders.
There's nothing silly about it.
Teams that are going nowhere regularly make trades to improve their team FOR THE FUTURE.
Denorfia is an extra outfielder and is 32 years old. You act like he's some kind of building block for a championship team this year or next year. He's not.
The Padres need many young, new pieces to rebuild.
The Reds may only need one piece short term.