Originally Posted by corkedbat
Price would be great to have but landing him would probably take every bit of available trading chips we have (and probably Robert Stephenson and Leake+) to acquire. We also wouldn't have much to spare to improve the offense. Probably looking at a lot of low-scoring one run games.
It's two years of Price, so no way Stephenson or Leake are involved.
I think a straight up deal of Price for Chapman makes sense. Rays get one more year of a top of the rotation arm, who might not be ready for that in 2014, and the Reds get a true #1 for 2014 and 2015, plus a top draft pick when he leaves. Reds might have to add something else, but not that much.