Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
I'm still worried that they may try and do something like trade for Jack Wilson, especially since the Pirates were giving guys away for nothing.
I would have rather had Wells than Lohse.
At least Wilson's defense is actual over the theoretical leather Clayton brings. Not that I want Wilson; that contract is ugly.
On Olmedo, in my opinion, it still boils down to whether Bowden asked us if we would take on Clayton, or if Krivs thought Clayton was a piece with value that strengthened the return in the trade. I'm hoping Clayton bucks 16 seasons and 10 teams of history and plays well, but if Krivsky asked after Clayton when a case could easily be made that Olmedo has a better glove and
stick, then that to me raises serious questions regarding the talent eval in this front office. At this point I think it is legitimate to question whether Ray will get a real chance (assuming M2's scenario of the Reds falling out of it doesn't come to pass, of course)...but the good news for him is that his only impediment at shortstop is Brandon Phillips, who is playing another position.
That said, I do wish to say I like how WK has overhauled the roster--most of my quibbles are relatively minor--and I think once he finishes turning over the dead weight in the front office we will be able to produce (and TRUST) our own home-grown talent.