Originally Posted by Will M
I would be happy to see the Reds keep all four of our 'A' prospects ( and Hamilton ).
Put both Cueto and Bailey in the rotation for 2008.
Pick up someone who could be a #5/swingman in case one of them falters. If we win in 2008 great but I think 2009 and beyond is what the Reds should be going for. Why trade the farm for a one year shot? Try to field a competetive team year after year.
I do admit innings are an issue. We don't want to overuse the young arms. That is why getting a #5/swingman would be a good idea.
Harang, Arroyo, Belisle, Bailey and Cueto with Maloney as insurance in AAA. Cueto is not the one that worries me so much with innings, seeing as he pitched 196 this year between the minors and winter league. I would love to have a veteran arm to come in and be able to give the Reds a solid 4.75 ERA and 185 innings next year, I am just not sure they can get that at any type of reasonable price.