Originally Posted by mth123
His trades are a mixed lot. When he is dealing for a reject that he sees something in (Phillips, Arroyo, Keppinger) he does quite well. But when he is trying to trade value for value, he seems to overpay. We've beaten the Kearns/Lopez deal to death and while I support the Hammy for Volquez deal, I still think the Reds overpaid a little. I think a better second player should have been obtained for Hammy. He's done pretty well when dumping guys, I think the return on Conine and Lohse was better than I thought it would be.
Bronson Arroyo was hardly a reject. He had just signed a three-year deal at a discount to stay in Boston. That was value for value at its finest. That said, I do wish Taylor Teagarden could have been the other player in the Hammy deal, even if it meant us including Hatteberg going to Texas.