Originally Posted by IslandRed
Trading Arroyo is exactly what the Reds shouldn't do unless they're conceding they don't want to win until 2009. By and large, the Reds' best players are young and under the Reds' control for the next couple of years at least; there's no reason to do a total teardown and punt 2007 and 2008. The situation calls for a renovation, not a demolition.
Well said. Milton/KGJ/Larue's $25 M payroll anchor is a huge missed opportunity to get whole lot better going into 2007. Fortunately Milton/Larue's burden goes away after next season. If Krivsky can figure out some way to unload a chunk of that mess between now and the end of 2006 then this team goes into 2007 in great shape.