Re: 2008 Reds ZiPS Projections
I agree that Krivsky's greatest accomplishment is NOT trading our best prospects away. So many teams do that year after year.
What I've admired about WK, is that when he does trade a prospect away, he typically is on the winning side of the deal. Otherwise he doesn't make it.
His one so-called bad trade, in the eyes of many (but not me) was trading Kearns and Lopez. Yet on the "Kearns" thread on The Sun Deck, the overwhelming majority would not want him back. Go figure. But somehow that was a bad trade. Bray is getting better. And more than likely, that was a salary dump seeing how they were both up for arbitration, and we were 2 games over .500 at the time.
Even more comical was Leatherpants gushing over how he got his long term starting SS and RFer out of that deal, but this offseason he has stockpiled OFer's and said Kearns is available. Funny Stuff. Also, they were down on Lopez by the end of the year.
In the end, WK may have gotten the best of that trade because Kearns and Lopez are worth nothing at this point.
Who's on first?