Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Reds won't trade Frazier. He is a clubhouse favorite by everyone in that clubhouse. One of the most liked and enjoyable guys on the team. The other players would be beyond upset if they traded Todd.
Sometimes you gotta get over it to make the team better. And I know he's a delightful guy and I love his personality but if his average hovers in the .240 range with average defense idk if he'd be worth all that much as a starter on the team unless he's hitting 45 homers and driving in 100. This isn't a knock on you you're a great contributer here but on reds fans in general. We tend to fall in love with guys and make them out to be more than they really are in our heads when it's time to let go to make the team better. Casey, freel, Dunn (more of a love hate thing), Larkin in his later years, and more recently the Hanigan/mes argument. I think the pitching of late kinda proves that while he had an impact, it wasn't some huge mystical thing we thought it was.
If Frazier hovers around .240 and isn't hugely productive and offers average D at best, I think the personality loss would be offset with talent if a guy like fowler was the return.