I have been thinking this also. I would definitely part with Votto for the right player(s), Bruce however it would have to be a tremendous player. 1Bmen I can live with dealing, COF's with that kind of talent/intangibles I am a little leary about swapping.Originally Posted By Benihana
I would say that the Reds could afford to part with Votto or even Bruce in the RIGHT deal. If it means landing a marquee pitcher, I don't think you would have to ask Krivsky twice. You're telling me you wouldnt include Votto in a package to land Zito or Willis?
In fact let me be more clear. I would deal Votto in a deal for a Tejada, Soriano, Lee, Abreu, Zito, Willis, Cabrera and maybe Lugo if it was straight up just to use the names floating around.
I would deal Bruce in a deal for Cabrera and Maybe Willis (if we didn't part with any other big names), Zito if he would sign a reasonable LTC (completely unlikely)!
Of course we could get real imaginitive and Trade Votto, Bailey & Bruce for Kazmir & Young?