Re: Fay's Sunday Column: Reds Must Get Big Time Pitcher
While I'd love to see the Redsland a big time arm, I don;'t think that a Top Tier starter. Is a "must". Adding a couple of strters to compete for spots at is a must. Adding the Top Drawer starter is only a must if he comes at a reasonable price.
I believe that the Bailey-for-Rijos could well be true, because WK is looking at his options if he decides to put Bruce int play for Bedard. If he is though, I hope he thinks about it and moves on.
The only way I deal Bruce for Bedard is with a 72hr. window. and a contract for 3 years and an option. Bedard is already a moderate durability ? and has said he will test the market.
I know that pitching is a must and I'm not averse to using one or two of our prime chips to get a deal, but I'm against gutting the future for a twp-year rental who will probably spend a month or two on the DL at some point.