Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I didn't think the Reds would spend 10 mill/year for a closer but Bob did. You just never know I'd say. I just don't understand how a guy who comps to Larry Walker gets placed in an Al Gore style lockbox (no political view here...just referring to SNL skit...don't press the panic button anyone) and isn't allowed to come out in trade discussions revolving around arguably 3 of the top 15 pitchers in the majors.
Because MVP type hitters are more valuable than CY Young type pitchers. Pitching may win championships, but hitting all year gets you to that point where that pitching matters.