The Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox completed a three-team trade that was headlined by 3B Todd Frazier going to Chicago, according to Jeff Passen of Yahoo Sports (Dec. 16).
The Dodgers received RHP Frankie Montas, OF Trayce Thompson and 2B Micah Johnson, the Reds received IF Jose Peraza, OF Scott Schebler and minor league IF Brandon Dixon while the White Sox acquired only Frazier.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, rival baseball executives are questioning why the Reds didn't choose the package from Chicago rather than L.A.'s. Many believe the Dodgers walked away with the better group of prospects, despite the Reds parting with the marquee piece of the trade (Dec. 16).
Frazier, 29, is due $7.5 million in 2016. He will still be under White Sox control in 2017 when he will be arbitration eligible, after which he is slated to become a free agent
The two-time All-Star hit .255 with 35 home runs and 89 RBI last season.