Originally Posted by mth123
Joc Pederson is an impact player in CF and Onelki Garcia isn't a spare part. Pederson is top 100 prospect who was the Dodgers number 4 prospect. Garcia is the Dodgers number 7 prospect. Van Slyke is their number 16 prospect. Gordon was their number 1 prospect in 2010 and 2011, is still young and runs like the wind. None of these guys are guys you'd get off the waiver wire. Pederson would be the Reds opening day CF with potential to have a power, OBP and speed combo that we haven't seen around here since Reggie Sanders. Van Slyke would be the 4th OF with RH pop on the cheap, Gordon the UI and Garcia would be the upper level, power lefty bullpen prospect who could contribute in 2014 that the Reds don't have in their system and given the uncertainty of Marshall's status, is badly needed.
Hamilton is more advanced than Pederson and rated higher. Gordon has proven he can't hit MLB pitching. Van Slyke, even though he went to my high school, is a AAAA hitter with a slider speed bat. Know nothing about Garcia, which means he can't be that good, lol.
I'm not trading one of the best young arms in baseball for a LOOGY, a AA prospect who barely cracks the top 100 and two guys who are more likely to be working at a hardware store in 2015 than they are playing in the bigs.