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757690
07-27-2007, 02:25 AM
I know it sounds absurd, trading the only effective young, cheap reliever we have, but he probably would get the most in return.
Every contender needs a lefty for their bullpen. A good lefty reliever is usually the hottest commodity at the trading deadline. Brian Giles was once traded for Ricardo Rincon.
We could probably get one or two top ten prospects for Coutlangus, ones that could be a closer or a top line starter. And he is replacable with Gosling, Bray and Everyday Eddie coming back.
Not saying we should, but I think we should see what he could bring. Just a thought.

BearcatShane
07-27-2007, 02:29 AM
I really like Coutlangus and he's been very good for being a rookie so far. But I doubt we'd get two top prospects for a guy who will have a 4.00 ERA. That's good for a rookie but I think a contender might look elsewhere for a lefty. But, If a team did infact blow the Reds away with a deal they should take it.

AmarilloRed
07-27-2007, 02:29 AM
This is his first season in the majors: we might not get a lot for him. Just saying.

Chi-Town Red
07-27-2007, 06:25 AM
I would keep him, i see a bright future ahead for him.

ChatterRed
07-27-2007, 08:36 AM
Any pitcher on the Reds that is getting the job done should not be traded. We're looking for pitching in return for trades and people want to trade the only good pitching we have. Go figure.

JLB5
07-27-2007, 08:41 AM
Sure, if someone were to offer a 5-tool talent like a young Brian Giles, you have to consider the deal. But with nearly everyone agreeing that the bullpen is this team's most obvious weakness, I would be hesitant to trade one of the most effective guys out there.

757690
07-27-2007, 12:12 PM
Any pitcher on the Reds that is getting the job done should not be traded. We're looking for pitching in return for trades and people want to trade the only good pitching we have. Go figure.
Obviously, we should only trade him if we get pitching in return. History is loaded with contenders overpaying for lefty relievers at the trading deadline. year after year after year.
Like I said, I am not in favor of getting rid of him, just seeing what would be offered for him. There is a good chance some contender will offer a potenial closer or starter for him. It has been done before, many times.
And while he has been one of the few bright spots this year, he can be replaced. He has a very low ceiling.

Degenerate39
07-27-2007, 01:52 PM
Trade Stanton before Cout

Ludwig Reds Fan
07-27-2007, 02:08 PM
Hmmm lets see, should we trade Stanton or Contalangus...?

Lets see... with the understanding that even trading Adam Dunn won't bring us much more than a prospect, that leaves only one question:

Would we want to Super Size the box of Government Cheese that we get in exchange for those two, or do we just want the regular size?