Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
If Kirvsky wants Willis, he's going to have to part with Bailey, I'd imagine. That's something I'd wager good money that he's not willing to do. If I had to guess, Bailey went from "we'd really like to keep him" to "untouchable" as soon as he started AA.
I really doubt it. Wayne is under orders to improve the team immediately. All his moves have been to win now. I bet he'd trade Homer for an ace pitcher without even thinking twice.
The farm system is so bare that it's going to take several years of drafting to stock it up anyhow. If Cast is willing to pay for Willis or another ace pitcher now, the Reds will make the move it if only costs Homer and some spare parts.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!