Originally Posted by mth123
I'm pretty sure if the Padres line-up started running late 20's career minor leaguers out there in place of bonafide big leaguers, the fanbase who have already paid for tickets would notice.
The point is, if all the pads could get is some suspect minor leaguer with no hint of ptential, why would they trade him now? Why not wait? See if some team suffers injuries and is willing to pay more. The only reason for them to move him now is if some team pays more now than they could get later.
If the Padres traded Denorfia, he would be replaced by Cameron Maybin. I don't think anyone would notice, nor care.
The Reds did suffer a big injury and should be willing to pay about what Denorfia would get at the trade deadline right now. No team is going to ever offer more than some C level prospects for Denorfia. He's Chris Denorfia.