The Reds are looking for a #2 starter. Meanwhile, the Cubs have a #2 starter in Garza they're willing to part with. Would you trade Garza for Alonso straight up? I think pitching is more valuable than hitting and would want one or two mid-level prospects from the Reds.
The Reds also need a closer after letting Francisco Cordero walk in free agency. Perhaps Marmol and Garza could return Alonso and a top prospect, perhaps someone like Todd Frazier (LF/3B) or Billy Hamilton (SS).
Do you think the Cubs and Reds could match up on a deal, or would neither want to trade within the division?