Originally Posted by Ltlabner
So you'd trade one of our only reliable starter for prospects (thus meaning we go back into "we'll be competitive in 5 years mode)"?
And then you'd trade away major portion of our offensive production again for prospects?
So you want to fire Kriv now becuase he hasn't produced (in your opinion), but you want the Reds to take a course of action that means that they likely woln't produce for a while.
I'm having a hard time following you here FCB.
The Marlins are outproducing the Reds with kids and a rookie manager. I'm not concerned about a timeline as long as the arms coming back to the Reds are a) close to the majors and b) higher ceiling than Harang or Arroyo or anything else currently in the Reds system (which won't be difficult to trump).
And maybe in the next couple of years one or two of the system's arms can bolster the bullpen. So, no, I don't think I'm "setting the team back" in my formulation; if anything, I think I'm "speeding them up"; instead of playing the wait and see game with the current Reds "prospects" and the MLB arms we have. This ballclub needs an infusion of starters worse than any club in MLB--even after all of Krivsky's "tinkering." If you can get a starter and reliever for Harang, you do it.