Originally Posted by Goose1701
I don't know if the Reds would have the pieces to get a Stanton trade done. Yeah a 3 way trade would help in that regard, but three ways are insanely difficult to pull off.
The three best farm systems in baseball I'd say right now belong to St.Louis(ugh), Texas, and Seattle. I figure he's going to one of those teams(hopefully not St.Louis).
That was kind of my point. In order to get him we'd have to give up young major league talent, which we probably won't, or completely bust the farm system that we have worked so hard to build. I'd rather continue the pipeline of players from the minors that we have worked so hard to build than spend it all on Stanton, when there are pieces out there that would cost you, but not break you.
I think Headley would be a good target. No offense to Todd but Headley is just simply better. He'd fit nicely into the four spot, would allow for a ludwick comeback or billy breakout, would put Phillips back to the two spot and would hit for power while protecting votto. Idk what the price would be on him. If the deal started with cueto or homer which probably won't happen then I'd see other teams being hard pressed to match and still be able to field a good staff. I know cingrani is the Flavor of the month but to acquire a truly elite level bat like Headley or Stanton we'd have to start there. Giving up chapman is assinine. So is giving up billy unless there's a deal for a real center fielder in the works with a choo reup to boot. So to get Headley I think cingrani could get talks started. After that we'd probably have to put in a younger major league player. I'd go Frazier. Headley takes his spot anyway. I'd use Arredondo ondrusek and yes Hoover as sweetners. They'll probably want Hoover, and yes I'd pay that. After that we'd be talking prospects. I wouldn't go Hamilton on Headley period. I'd like to go with a Cisco Romano maybe Garrett level prospect. I think that'd get the deal done. Cingrani. Frazier Hoover. And prob two of Cisco/Romano/Garrett. I could even see throwing in a lamarre or soto too.