Originally Posted by Natty Redlocks
I agree with you in principle here. There are so few true franchise players, when you get one you need to hang on to them with both hands.
Unfortunately, neither Dunn nor Griffey qualify as a true franchise player. They're both complementary players, and this team has no centerpiece. That doesn't mean Dunn never will be, but the time is quickly approaching to decide whether you build around him or trade him while his value is high. His disappearing act every September is simply not the stuff a centerpiece is made of.
Dunn is a franchise player. You're kidding yourself if you think otherwise. EE is developing into a franchise player. Right now, Harang is our franchise pitcher.
But, in your world, the Reds lack a franchise player....