Re: Here we go...Haren
I think right now, that Bruce is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room when it comes to the Reds hunt for a starter. I think his potential is so great that no GM is going to deal a prime starter without seeing if they can't sweat him out of WK.
I think that guys like Hamilton, Cueto, Votto & Hamilton still have quite a bit of value and the Reds have a number of attractive"secondary pieces" too. In the end, if WK sticks to his guns, I think he can land a decent top three type starter for a deal he can live with.
Looking back at my "roll your own" post, a GM could come up with a deal of say, Hamilton, Bailey, Stubbs and Roenicke - pretty steep, but I'd still do it for Bedard, Haren or Kazmir.