Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache
^^^^ 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).
I think it was an horrible trade as well. I think the park they are playing in has hurt them, horrible hitting park. That will change and I would not be surprised to see both of them rebound. I think it will come back and bite us but could be wrong!