Earning the title of 'Reds MTP' over the last 10 years has consistently meant a positive jolt for the Reds' players involved, with limited to negative results for the Reds organization afterwards. Be it Aaron "F'in" Boone (Brandon Claussen?!?!), Joe "Kung Fu" Randa, Big Donkey Adam Dunn, or the mayor himself, Sean Casey, there's been a laundry list of successful players who have been predictably pigeonholed as tradebait due to their contract situation and our team's futility, and who have subsequently been shipped out. Hell, we even tried to ship Larkin to the Mets (and their blogs are still trying to dump their port-a-johns on us due to decisions like that.)
MTP...Most Tradeable Player. Given the current state of the Reds' 25 man roster, 40 man roster, 2011 contract obligations, and glut of youth, it's inevitable that 2010 becomes a year of roster adjustment and trades (we've been targeting 2011 for 10 years now, right?). Thankfully, it's the first year in some time that the Reds front office may actually have the upper hand in negotiations. What's to come of Harang and Arroyo due to their 2011 options? Will we trade Phillips because he's due a huge raise? Arthur Rhodes is 40 with a bionic/Roboarm, so will he go if Bill Bray gets healthy? Hernandez and Cabrera have short term contracts, so will they be available come 2010 All-Star Break? We have 74 potential LF's, most of whom are 24ish, so who's going to go?
We've kept a pretty realistic pulse of the Reds Organization for several years, and we've continually hyped the potential of the 2011 Reds' roster, in large part due to the flexibility Walt Jocketty has in his roster management for this upcoming season. Hopefully, he'll cause wakes like a Bayliner. Other than Bruce, Votto, Bailey, Volquez, and Chapman, is anyone off the radar?
Who is your 2010 Reds Most Tradeable Player?