Re: A's designate Milton Bradley for assignment
Originally Posted by Benihana
Now you're really stretching. IF both Griffey and Dunn are traded, which by the way, I'd give <20% chance of happening, then you might say the Reds could use an extra OF. Even in that case, they'd still have Hamilton and Bruce manning 2 of the 3 spots for the next 5+ years (at which time Denorfia will be 33 years old), and that doesn't even include Freel, who has achieved much more success at the major league level than Denorfia ever has.
More likely, if either one is traded, it will be just one of them. And the Reds will still have four guys on the OF depth chart that still would have been ahead of Denorfia (Dunn/Jr, Hamilton, Freel, Bruce). This also ignores the possibility that Votto may be roaming the OF by the end of the summer, which would make Denorfia the #5 (or 6, if there's no trade) outfielder in the organization. Can you say, spare part?
Griffey is 37-years-old and has an option in 2009 for $16.5 million that most likely will not be picked up. Dunn would need a contract extension to be signed on with the Reds during the 2009 season.
There's no stretching when I state that the chances of Dunn and Griffey both being gone by 2009 is a real reality that will most likely happen. You've obviously failed to take any of this into account.
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