Originally Posted by Brian
This trade is further support that the Reds had to pay the market price for two "quality" relievers. You can hate the trade all you want, but they paid what they had to...too many teams still think they're in it, like the Dodgers.
The Bob Wickman trade seems to undercut your assertion. And so does the Guardado trade.
This trade only proves that the Dodgers hated Odalis Perez as much as the Reds hated Lopez and Kearns.
BTW - Perez has been awful for the past two seasons, while Lopez and Kearns have performed well above average.