Re: Reds trade for A's pitcher Saarloos
Originally Posted by mth123
I'm all for trading the minor league relief guys for an upgrade, but Saarloos will just cause the Reds to go with an inferior pitcher while probably exposing one of the other candidates to waivers and losing Shafer in the process.
Shafer the 24 year old pitcher in AA with what is described as an "average fastball" who projects at best to be a 7th/8th inning guy if he were to ever make it to the majors? Not sure I understand the big deal about losing Shafer.
Some folks cried when we let Zach Day go in trade. IIRC he wasn't picked up by any team when he had to clear waivers. Seems to me there was another farm system guy (not Wagner) who was part of a trade that went on to do nothing somewhere else (after people said we let a gem get away).
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate