The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers completed a blockbuster trade today, with Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood, and Matt Kemp joining the Redlegs. Jason Linden and I analyze what it means for the Reds in 2019 and beyond, minutes after the trade was announced.
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One thing I would wonder about is with all the freed up payroll the Reds would have next year(around 65 mil even after signing Keuchel if you believe the 140 million payroll figure), what are the odds of resigning Wood and Puig? How much would it take to resign both?
Theoretically you would then only have to replace Scooter and Roark. Senzel to 2B, outfield of Puig, Schebler and Winker until Trammel and Siri are ready. And Roark could be replaced by Santillan.
If you could sign Puig/Wood for a combined 35 a year(don’t know if that gets it done) you could have around another 25 to go after a guy like Gerrit Cole assuming you have signed Kuechel.