Re: 2008 Reds ZiPS Projections
^^^^ I believe most thought it was a bad trade, not because we shouldn't have traded Kearns or Lopez, per se, but because of the VALUE we should've gotten out of them. Kearns was a hot property, I recall lots of rumors from sources of a Kearns-Westbrook deal that almost happened a couple times, and also the Cubs offering Rich Hill for him. I'd have rather done either of those than give up Kearns and Lopez both (Felipe had more trade value at the time too, coming off an All-Star season) for what they did. Maybe between Bray and Thompson, this deal can weigh more toward the Reds yet, but who knows. I think now is a good time to cash in Thompson as an attractive throw-in on a trade to a rebuilding team (a la Baltimore if anything ever WERE to happen there).