Re: Your Double Move BP to ? & SP 4 ?
Any trade of a starting pitcher should based on the move of Chapman to the rotation. Hoover closes and the other in house options fill in the set-up and middle relief roles. They may need to make a move for a lefty (probably bring back Parra) or two if they think Marshall's injury will have after-effects. With Broxton and Marshall getting increases and Chapman's salary converting to a bonus and the Reds going to arb with as well as arb with Simon and Lecure, there is simply too much money in the Reds bullpen which is forcing the team to short change the position players and leaving the talent short. If Bailey and his single year of control are deemed the one to go, Chapman needs to move into the rotation. That would have the effect of moving that money out of the pen and into the positions.
If Chapman to the rotation is no longer an option, then Chapman needs to be the one dealt for a couple of young cheap players with a high end position player being mandatory as part of the return.
Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips and somebody like Ryan Lamarre to the Detroit Tigers for Austin Jackson, Nick Castellanos, Bruce Rondon and Devon Travis.
Ryan Hanigan to the Twins for Caleb Thielbar
Sign Mark Ellis and Kelly Johnson to one year cheap deals.
Cut or deal Hannahan, H-Rod, Soto and Ondrusek for whatever you can get. and add UI who can play SS and an OF who can play all three spots (maybe Heisey) and the positions are covered and improved. Hamilton, Castellanos and Travis will all be available at AAA/AA (with Lutz, Robinson and a few pitchers)and probably will all contribute at some point in 2014.
Latos, Cueto, Bailey, Cingrani and Leake in the rotation.
Hoover closes with Marshall (or Parra) and Lecure setting him up.
Thielbar and Rondon are the young cheap guys with potential from the Left and Right Side. Simon continues in his utility role. Broxton is the wildcard and rounds out the staff if health will allow. If not, I'd go with Curtis Partch. He's better than people think.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 11-14-2013 at 06:49 AM.