He is a power-hitting first baseman that has worn red all of his career.
He is the game's most complete and most valuable first baseman.
No, we're not talking about Albert Pujols.
Joey Votto, ladies and gentlemen, could be the hottest name on the trade market this winter, and you can believe that nearly any team in baseball would love to have him.
The price will be steep. Votto is owed $30.5 million over the next two years and is only 28 years old. There will be plenty of MVP-type seasons left in Votto to whichever team ends up with him.
Now, let me put this out here right away—I believe there is a relatively low chance that Votto is traded. In fact, it would surprise me much more if he was moved than if he wasn't.
But it's fun to speculate, so I put on my GM hat and thought about which teams could use Votto and the return they would offer the Reds.
So, here goes. In order of likelihood, here are eight great deals teams could offer for Joey Votto.