View Full Version : Several Reds vets could hit trading block...

05-07-2008, 07:01 PM

Reds G.M. Walt Jocketty says "it's a little bit premature" to discuss a trade of right fielder Ken Griffey Jr., but there is little doubt that Jocketty's actions before the July 31 non-waiver deadline could help determine the future of the franchise.

The Reds have 13 potential free agents, the most of any club. While Griffey and left fielder Adam Dunn are the biggest names, catcher Paul Bako, first baseman Scott Hatteberg, right-handed reliever David Weathers and left-handed relievers Jeremy Affeldt and Kent Mercker are among the others who could have trade value.

05-07-2008, 07:32 PM
Bako and Mercker have trade value?

05-07-2008, 07:34 PM
Fogg? Does he have value?

05-07-2008, 07:36 PM
If a contender needed a backup catcher/temporary starter, absolutely Bako could have value. Not like super prospect value, but value like a Shawn Cumberland who was believed to be a throw in in a deal last year.

Similar to Merker, a team needing BP help could use him for a non-prospect sort. Several of our vets fit that bill, Hatte, Weathers, Lincoln...its all a question of if Walt wants to clean house or not.

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05-07-2008, 10:33 PM
IF they can get any good value for any of them trade 'em.

This team need to get younger to get better.