Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
In a neutral park this year, Sandoval hits .298/.364/.444. That would be huge to put at 3B for the Reds. The weight thing is a problem, but that's something that can be fixed, and being traded can be a big eye opener. Frazier doesn't really do it for me anymore. I would definitely be on board with Sandoval.
Trading away talent while adding salary to adding runs on offense, just to give them back away (and more) on defense, is a wonderful way to make your team more expensive without actually making it any better.
As for his weight being something that "can be fixed", sure, it theoretically can be fixed. He is physically capable of losing the weight. But if his past behavior is any indication at all, he is not practically capable of doing so. He's capable of losing the weight in the same way that Adam Dunn is physically capable of making more contact. If we had a DH spot, it might make sense. But given that he has actually been less productive overall than Frazier the last two years, this is an idea rooted in a fantasy baseball mindset more than reality.