Re: The Reds are & will continue to be a farm team for the big market teams butů
The key to trades is getting young people. Now I am just playing devil's advocate here but if you were to trade say a Homer Bailey for a Jon Papelbon that would not be as bad as what the Reds usually do which is trade for players who are well past their prime (Royce Clayton and Mike Stanton come to mind).
Mind you I am not saying to trade Bailey as he is our future but we can not hope to compete by continuing to get older players who have been everywhere it seems. In the end the payroll will need to be raised some, although like I said it amazes me what teams like the Marlins, Diamondbacks, Twins and Brewers do with the same amount of money or less. Case in point, The Diamondbacks have almost the exact same payroll as we do ($60 million) yet they won a World Series in 2001.
Last edited by storrs19; 05-07-2007 at 11:10 AM.