Originally Posted by Benihana
I'd simplify this: Chapman to the Dodgers for Joc Pederson and Corey Seager.
I'd love it. I don't think the Dodgers would deal both for Chapman. I'd probably rather have more immediate help also. I still think the window is fairly short and guys like Van Slyke and Garcia can fill immediate holes for less money than keeping guys like Heisey around or going after a lefty (may need to anyway with Marshall a question and Parra a FA). Gordon would allow the Reds to carry a UI who would actually be useful in a game he's not starting. He could be a top notch pinch runner late in the game, has defensive chops and might even push Cozart a bit. Seager seems too far away but he's clearly a more valuable asset.
A big problem is that I think the market for Chapman is pretty limited. He's going to cost a lot in arbitration IMO. More than most teams can devote to the closer spot IMO. A team like the Dodgers or Yankees would probably be the best fit. The Yankees don't have what the Reds would want IMO. I think the idea of him to the Marlins is a pipedream. They don't want his eventual arb award. If the Reds could get one building block and a 2 or 3 role players who are cheap, I think that would be a great return for him.