Originally Posted by 15fan
Barring a collapse tonight, the Reds are going to wake up tomorrow tied for first, coming off a sweep in Saint Louis. The Cards are slumping, and Pujols won't be back for a while. Clemens isn't coming back to Houston for a few more weeks, and even when he does, he won't do much for their popgun offense.
It's time to go for the jugular. Let's not jerk around for another 6 weeks before we get a deal. There's blood in the water, and it's time to go for the kill.
Call up Billy Beane & tell him that Bruce, Bailey, and Wood are all on the table right now. He can pick two of the three, plus any other guy in the minor league system if Barry Zito is in a Reds uniform by the end of the weekend.
Throw down the gauntlet and throw it down with some authority.
That's a little too much for Zito. I would start the negotiations at Q and Rick White and work from there.
Actually, one of those guys (Bruce, Homer or Wood) and another minor leaguer should suffice.