Originally Posted by Benihana
I don't want to deal Bailey and Cueto. I'd let Beane pick one of them, and add Votto and a lesser prospect. .
Interesting.. not saying you are wrong,
but I'd rather give up Ceuto than Votto.
I think some people are underestimating Votto's
value to the team next year. Votto gives us
the potential for the most productive 1b we've
had in a long time.
Ceuto is a nice prospect and may ultimately
be a better player, but in terms of risk.. it's
a lot riskier that he'll be an average or better
performer (IMO, of course).
I'd love to see a stud pitcher come out of our
farm system, but I'd play the odds and keep Votto
before Ceuto. Votto is ready now, and we need "now"
help for 2008.