Originally Posted by RedTeamGo!
He has a 5.6 WAR, Votto is at 4.3 according to baseball-ref. I understand the other players may make up the difference down the line, but the next couple years I think Miguel would give the Reds a better shot at a WS than Votto, Chapman and Cingrani (not counting the MiLBers as they will not be in the ML roster for awhile)
In each of the last 3 seasons Cabrera average WAR of 6.6, and Votto averaged 6.3. Cabrera is having a great season, but it's hard to elevate him a whole lot beyond that going forward based on 90 games makes little sense when he already has a fairly established value.
Giving up 2 young, inexpensive, and productive roster players, and 4 of the organization's best prospects in order to get somewhere between a .3-1 WAR upgrade at 1st base aint high on my lsit of priorities.
On the same token, would you give up Chaps, Stephenson, Cingrani, Hamilton, Ervin, and Winker in order to acquire Alfonso Soriano?
Because essentially that would have about the same effect to the Reds as upgrading from Votto to Cabrera. It really is that insane.