Chat: Chat with Keith Law - SportsNation - ESPN:
"Chris (Cincinatti) I have read that the Mariners are looking for close to major league ready prospects for Lee. Is it possible that the Reds have brought up Travis Wood to showcase him for a possible trade? Is this something that teams have done in the past in order to show that a prospect can play in the majors to make him more attractive in a trade?
Klaw (1:09 PM) Yes, happens all the time. I was shooting the breeze with Mike Salk the other night, and I thought the Reds could offer Alonso, Mesoraco, and Wood for Lee and at least be in the running."
A column by Kevin Goldstein earlier in the week listed the Reds and their prospects as a good fit, too.