Which Reds minors leaguers would you trade for Colorado's center fielder Willy Taveras, catcher Yorvit Torrealba and third baseman Garrett Atkins?
The Rockies aren't done dealing.
One day after agreeing to send left fielder Matt Holliday to the A's, the team continues to discuss trades with rival clubs, with the Reds emerging as one potential partner.
The Rockies also could spin two of the three players they are set to acquire for Holliday — closer Huston Street and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez — to other teams.
The Reds, major-league sources say, are interested in at least three Rockies — center fielder Willy Taveras, catcher Yorvit Torrealba and third baseman Garrett Atkins.
A trade of both Taveras and Torrealba to the Reds is one possibility, sources say. The extent of the Reds' pursuit of Atkins — a potential target for several clubs, including the Angels and Twins — is less clear.
As for other potential deals, the Indians are one of several clubs that like Street, while the Nationals are among the teams interested in Gonzalez.
The Rockies, however, could choose to keep Street, who is only 25 and under control for two more seasons.
Gonzalez, considered the wild card in the Holliday trade, also could figure in the Rockies' long-term plans. Some rival executives love him; others aren't as convinced that he will develop into a star.
Left-hander Greg Smith, the other player in the Holliday deal, figures to stick with the Rockies as a back-of-the-rotation starter. He had a 4.16 ERA in 32 starts last season as a rookie in the American League.
The Reds, who need a center fielder to replace departing free agent Corey Patterson, have definite interest in Taveras. They also need catching help — Paul Bako and Javier Valentin are free agents, and the team traded David Ross to the Red Sox last season.
Taveras, who turns 27 next month, led the majors with 68 stolen bases last season but also finished with the lowest slugging percentage among hitters who qualified for the batting title. He had just 18 extra-base hits in 538 plate apperances while batting .251 with a .308 on-base percentage.
Torrealba, 30, was the Rockies' Opening Day catcher, but gradually lost playing time to Chris Iannetta, then had his season end on Aug. 25 due to a torn ligament in his left knee. He batted .242 with a .293 on-base percentage and six home runs in 261 plate appearances.