Re: Can the Reds attract free agents?
But supplying trade fodder is one of the main purposes of the farm system. Think about it. Every 1B in the Reds' farm system knows that the chances of ever playing 1B in Cincy is minute. Votto will be a fixture there for a long time. Any 1B will probably be traded unless they can learn another position.
The down side is that every GM in baseball knows that the Reds have Votto at 1B for the next so many years, and any 1B prospects the Reds might have that is blocked by Votto will be undervalued in a trade.
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