Re: Buy low, sell high. It's time to shop...Brandon Phillips
Well, from another thread, we're going to keep Arroyo for the same reasons, plus the Reds need pitching, not hitting.
If the Reds are going to bring in talented players, they need to trade some talented players. We're really not going to get beans for Conine, Hatte, Valentin, etc.
I'm not advocating trading BP at all. But if this team is going to change it's personnel, well, you need to give in order to get. I personally do not think a team in a pennant race is going to trade a top SP for BP. Maybe in the offseason, but not right now.
Or, we just keep the guys we have, and Kriv can keep rummaging through the garbage dump- it's worked well for guys like BP, Hammy, Loshe etc. Maybe he can find us a closer and another SP that way?