Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
Obviously the A's feel they have OF depth to spare if they can jettison Milton Bradley.
As for Ben Broussard, I'm over that. I'm over picking Brandon Larson over Russell Branyan as well.
The Denorfia move still stings b/c it signifies a problem with the Reds' ability to judge/evaluate talent.
You don't at all find it curious as to why the A's would obtain a player out for the year?
As for Chris Denorfia being a fringe major leaguer, we'll have to agree to disagree at that assessment.
But I do appreciate the cheap, personal attack in your post. Thanks.
Its not a cheap, personal attack. I'm simply noting that in my opinion, you tend to overvalue these overperformers at the minor league level, ignoring the production level they've put up at the major league level. The truth of the matter is that Denorfia is turning 27 in two weeks, he will be almost 28 before he even gets a chance to contribute at the major league level, something he has yet to do. Not to mention, the Reds biggest strength is their outfield depth, and clearly their biggest weakness is pitching in general, and their bullpen specifically. The emergence of Josh Hamilton and the extension of Freel made Denorfia completely expendable. That's all I'm saying.