Originally Posted by M2
I'm not sure they do have much in the way of leverage. Clearly we're talking about two teams congnizant of the fact that they need to rebuild. Not making a deal while you've got hot properties could mean extra years out of the money.
Maybe so but they don't have to trade them before this season, they will continue to be very valuable commodities for at least another year ... whereas the Reds really must do something before April 2008.
The Reds are operating on a compressed timeline, the O's and A's are not under that restriction, they can both afford to wait if they have to.