Re: Cliff Lee Anyone?
One advantage of trading with Cleveland is that they might accept prospects which have a longer timeline to the majors.
As someone else said, they are so loaded, that they are one of the few teams willing to trade a guy like Lee without expecting ML ready talent in return.
I don't expect the Indians to give Lee away. Shapiro is a smart GM and knows about the shortage of pitching.
It's worth pursuing, IMO. I will keep beating the drum that as of now, we only have 3 starting pitchers. That's a recipe for disaster if the team wants to contend next year.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!