Originally Posted by mth123
I'm more interested in using the few chips we have to help the big league roster. IF he could be flipped for a bat or gotten for much lesser propsects, then OK.
Fair points. I guess with the news that Ludwick is almost ready, I just have a hard time seeing how/where we make real improvements to the big league roster unless it's a guy like Rios or De Aza. Rios looks a lot less likely given the Ludwick news, and probably the same could be said for de Aza given that he hits lefty and plays mediocre D in CF- we already have that player, his name is Shin Soo-Choo (only he gets on base a lot more than de Aza does).
I don't see the Reds upgrading SS during the year, and I don't know of a good platoon righty bat for CF that is currently out there. That leaves only the bullpen for real improvements, and I wouldn't trade a top 10 prospect for a bullpen rental.
So I'd think we could still be open-minded about prospect for prospect deals.