Originally Posted by Old school 1983
Ill admit maybe it was an overpay for Stanton, .
From the Miami point of view, your trade proposal really isn't that crazy.
I'm just saying that I wouldn't do the trade if I was the Reds.
I don't think the upgrade of Heisey to Stanton offsets the loss of 3 major league contributors.
Even though Cingrani will probably go down as soon as Cueto is healthy, he'll probably be back up at some point in the season to make a few starts. I'm guessing Cingrani is in the bullpen as the second LH pitcher for the playoffs too.
I think Hannaran is a very nice bench player, but I don't want him starting everyday. Frasier is a potential 20 HR, 80 RBI guy at 3b that plays acceptable defense. Maybe I am overrating him, but guys like that don't grow on trees.
It's true that Todd is never going to be a high OBP guy, but he's a nice 6th place hitter.
It's likely to be a very tight race for the division with the Cardinals.. I really don't want to lose Leake and Cingrani and replace them with the inferior Nolasaco.
Even though Stanton probably is an impact addition to our offense, he is off to a horrible start. That can't be completely discounted.
I'd much rather give up some non-ML players for Stanton. Maybe give them one of Leake/Cingrani, but not both. If the Reds don't have enough on the farm to entice Miami, I'm fine with standing pat and trying to find a temporary plug in LF at the trading deadline (if Ludwick appears to be out for the year).