Originally Posted by jojo
Sorry, you're completely missing the point. He helps the team by being an actual legitimate player that is cheap and capable of playing multiple positions.
Since you have repeatedly argued that he has no trade value, the absolute last thing the padres should do is trade him, cough, give him away. And trading a legitimate major league hitter who plays plus defense for a minor league bullpen arm is the last thing that a rebuilding team should do. it makes little sense. But i get why one might argue that math works for the Reds.
You are just repeating yourself without adding any additional information or analysis.
I have argued that a 32 year old player, no matter how good, has zero value on a team like the Padres. So the answer to #1 is that he has Zero value to his current team. You need to explain to me how he has any real value to the Padres playing for them right now.
He can still have value based on what other teams are willing to offer for him. I don't see any other team offering anything for him. So if the Reds offered something of value to the Padres, no matter how small, it would be wise for the Padres to take in return for Denorfia.
Let's put it another way.
If Michael Young played for the Padres, he would have zero value to them, for the same reasons why Denorfia has zero value for them, even though he is much better and more valuable player than Denorfia. He doesn't sell tickets. He doesn't help them win a division. He doesn't help them rebuild for the future.
However, the answer to the second question is different for Young than it is for Denorfia. Quite a few teams would be willing to offer something substantial for him, so in order to convince the Padres (hypothetically) to trade him him to the Reds, the Reds would have to beat all other offers. It would take a significant prospect or collection of prospects to get him.