Re: ESPN News coming back with Reds news
From John Manuel (ESPN Chat)
. . anyway, I was surprised the Reds gave up Zach Ward, because he's one of their better pitching prospects. I also wasn't a fan of the Lopez and Kearns deal, though I didn't pan it as much as most of the known world. The bottom line is, the Reds have mediocre starting pitching and are hoping to capitalize on their offense and depth of position players to improve that pitching just enough to get into the playoffs. I think it's worth it for them to go for it as long as they aren't giving up their truly elite prospects, which are Homer Bailey, Joey Votto, Travis Wood and Jay Bruce (in order, more like Bailey, Bruce, Wood and Votto). That's a nice quartet, and if the Reds improve their big league club without touching those four, then Wayne Krivsky has done his job.
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