Originally Posted by Old school 1983
Exactly. They are not going to want 4 A players for arguably the best power hitter in the game.
Cingrani is a hot ticket right now.
Leake has a good track record and is major league proven.
So is Frazier. So is Heisey.
I still say Lutz has a higher ceiling than soto. Can play more spots and shorter swing.
The minor league guys I included includes Travieso who while has high upside is a way off. The other two, only one of which I'd include, have big league potential but are a few years off.
In my deal the fish would be getting proven, young or younger major league talent back. Not 4A players.
I think Hamilton will be good but Miami has a prospect for center and Hamilton is struggling at AAA now. I think my deal offers more for the fish to bite at (pun intended) and while the reds would take on salary it'd be for the very short term. I wouldn't create holes on this years team, and the ones that it could create next year could be mostly filled in by our minor leaguers.
By 4A players I simply mean they have nothing left to prove at 3A. I didn't mean they weren't major league talent. Soto, on fire right now, and Felix Perez really have nothing left to prove at triple A. I don't think HRod does either, although he has struggled so far this season.
I have no idea why people think it's going to take like 7 or 8 players, a Herschel Walker-type deal, to get Stanton.
Shoot, I'd do Hamilton and Chapman for Stanton straight up. Reds #1 prospect and a top 3 Closer in the game right now, not to mention Cuban, which would play well in Miami. Not to mention Chapman is a pretty good draw for fans. And unlike the Reds, who have 5 or 6 potential quality starters in Latos, Cueto, Bailey, Arroyo, Leake, Cingrani..........the Fish would have time to develop Chapman as a starter. And according to some fans (on Redszone and on the radio), Chapman is the second coming of Randy Johnson. So that's pretty good return value right there.