In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
The reds dont necessarily hold all the cards here. They already have their 2 starters going into 2014 with Mesoraco and newly signed Pena. So unless there are at least 2 or 3 teams that really realy really want him, I dont think you have to give up a guy like Betts or Swihart to get him.
I dont think a top 20 prospect is necessary to get him. Maybe even a BP arm or something. Reds would want to get rid of his 2-3M salary, so Im sure they are not holding out for a top prospect, and no team will give up one for him.
The deadline to tender a contract to arb eligible players is Monday. I don't know whether the Reds are in a roster crunch, but Hanigan's name has been tossed around as one who could be non-tendered, either to free up space on the 40 man roster or to save a little bit of money.
Hanigan could then be signed as a free agent.
I bet thats exactly what Bens waiting for. hes sure to be non-tendered. This way we give up nothing.