SIMULATION: Astros trading Josh Reddick proves to be difficult
Is this a trade that’s likely to happen in reality? While I wouldn’t rule it out completely, I also wouldn’t expect it. Luhnow will probably look to trade Reddick, but I doubt he’d be keen to add any payroll in doing so.
What this simulation illustrates is how difficult this task will be. Fans often talk about how a team should trade a certain player but don’t consider whether other teams would even want that player.
For the fans who love Reddick, this should be a bit of a reality check. Other teams don’t view him as an All-Star caliber player who’s worth the money he’s going to earn next season, and many don’t even see him as an everyday player.
That will make shedding his salary a difficult task for Luhnow. I wouldn’t put it past him to find a way to get another team to take some or even most of that salary, but it’s not going to be easy. There’s no way Reddick would earn the kind of money on the open market that he’ll be making next year.
Stay tuned for more updates from our FanSided Winter Meetings simulation. We’ll have some free agent additions to discuss and even a new contract extension for one particular player.