Send them a compliment a Arroyo, Affeldt and one of your DH's in the form of a Griffey or Dunn (big pappi and Manny occasionally have problems) that are going to be heading off to greener pastures and winning organizations next year anyway.
Let's put ourselves in the Red Sox shoes.. if we were contending, would we trade Ceuto for starting pitcher due about 25 million over the next 2 years who has been very inconsistent (Arroyo) and a half year rental of a ho-hum reliever (Affedlt) plus a rental of a defensively challenged OF (Dunn/Jr) (especially when you already have highly paid and productive DH and LF ?)
I don't think there's a single person on this board that would advocate a trade like that.
Sure Walt has work to do, but you can't expect him to pull off a blantant steal like that.
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!