Originally Posted by flyer85
The argument goes both ways ... only ... if the peripherals do not support the current performance (be it good or bad). In Cormier's case his xERA has ~4.5 at the time of the trade which showed his performance was a fluke and completely unsustainable.
The opposite case was why I suggested early last year that they go after Wuertz after nothing more than a run of bad luck got him banished to the minors.
You're right. I'm guessing the Reds thought he could sustain it just a little bit longer. I didn't think he would, but when I saw that they had to give up only Justin Germano, I wasn't angry about the Reds givinig it a shot.