Originally Posted by Vottomatic
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.
Denorfia is not a building block. He's a $2 million per year competent outfielder who can help cover the position for now.
The Padres, if you look, have nine players earning more than Deno, some much more. If they want to dump salary, I'd think they would start with the $5,7, and 9 million contracts they have.
Now - they would gladly trade Deno if they get back a good prospect for the future. But the thesis of some is that the Reds can get him for C level minor leaguers and a bucket of baseballs. I doubt it.
Seems to me Deno is the kind of guys a rebuilding team keeps to provide some veteran leadership on the club. There are more big ticket guys they could dump.