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Would you trade Bundy and Sisco for Cueto and Chapman?


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http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/cincinnati-reds-johnny-cueto-aroldis-chapman-trade-052215

For Cueto, you're looking at a main piece around the middle third of the top-100 prospects. For Chapman, it feels similar, although Chapman should have a bit more value. Maybe one main guy around No. 26-50, or two guys from the 51-75 tier, roughly speaking. If the Reds move Cueto and Chapman, they should get at least two quality prospects, and very possibly three, to say nothing about the peripheral talents that would also be exchanged. There are the headliners, and there are the secondary pieces, and the secondary pieces have value all their own.

Where it gets really interesting is if you can imagine a Cueto and Chapman package. On their own, neither Cueto nor Chapman would be likely to return an elite-level prospect. Teams are just too possessive and protective of those. But, bundled, the Reds could opt to concentrate value. Instead of getting two prospects individually worth $X, they could get one prospect worth $2X. For Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Cubs got Addison Russell, and while the A's probably wouldn't do that again, it's something to remember.

This trade would make the Orioles far and away the best team in the AL East - but is it too much to give up, given that Cueto is a FA after this year and Chapman after next?

Cueto would give us a true TOR starter for the first time since Mussina. He's arguably one of the top 5 starters in the game. Having Cueto would also allow us to move Mike Wright to the bullpen for the remainder of the season, where he could be lethal.

Starters:

Cueto

Chen

Jimenez

Gonzalez

Tillman

Bullpen:

M. Wright

Brach

O'Day

Hunter

Gausman/McFarland/W. Wright/Norris?

Chapman

Britton

That's just unfair.

Giving up Bundy would certainly be tough, but that's a championship caliber pitching staff.

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http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/cincinnati-reds-johnny-cueto-aroldis-chapman-trade-052215

This trade would make the Orioles far and away the best team in the AL East - but is it too much to give up, given that Cueto is a FA after this year and Chapman after next?

Cueto would give us a true TOR starter for the first time since Mussina. He's arguably one of the top 5 starters in the game. Having Cueto would also allow us to move Mike Wright to the bullpen for the remainder of the season, where he could be lethal.

Starters:

Cueto

Chen

Jimenez

Gonzalez

Tillman

Bullpen:

M. Wright

Brach

O'Day

Hunter

Gausman/McFarland/W. Wright/Norris?

Chapman

Britton

That's just unfair.

Giving up Bundy would certainly be tough, but that's a championship caliber pitching staff.

Chapman alone would cost Bundy. Cueto would cost Gausman, Sisco, and Mike Wright.

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The article states that is enough for Chapman.

I guess it depends on how highly valued Bundy is. Baseball America has him as the #48 prospect in baseball but his upside is probably much higher than that. He could still be a top 10 prospect in some people's minds. Especially as he gets closer to his pre-injury form.

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This trade would make the Orioles far and away the best team in the AL East - but is it too much to give up, given that Cueto is a FA after this year and Chapman after next?

I'm skeptical of any statement that says a couple of players will transform a pretty good team in a balanced division into "far and away the best team in" said division.

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I'm skeptical of any statement that says a couple of players will transform a pretty good team in a balanced division into "far and away the best team in" said division.

I already believe the Orioles are the best team in the division. I think a trade like this would seperate us from the pack and make us a more serious contender for a World Series.

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