Re: Trade idea: Arroyo for Michael Young?
Frazier, Cozart, Leake--and whoever the whipping boys in this forum are--for the most part are core players. Their salaries are controllable, and as of now, there are no decent minor leaguers to supplant them.
An addition of Michael Young makes NO SENSE financially, or what you are trying to build for now and for the next three to four years. Let's say you give away Ondrusek (a controlled arbitration reliever) AND a single-A prospect for two months of Michael Young? Really?
Plus, depending on when you trade for Young, you are increasing payroll from anywhere to 2 million to 4 million for a player that is marginally better than Frazier.
Now, that 2 to 4 million could have been spent on keeping the arbitration players and/or signing Choo (not a snow ball's chance in hell--in my opinion).
However, another way would be to have the Phillies offset the 2 to 4 million--BUT that would be at a cost of a much more highly qualified prospect.
The Reds are not dealing Frazier, and quite frankly there is no reason to.
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