Originally Posted by jojo
Similarly, the Pirates are getting a bargain with Bay and given Tampa has reportedly been interested in Bay but hasn't pulled the trigger, it's tempting to consider that Pittsburgh's new saber-savvy FO is playing for an exciting return.
I doubt the Pirates would listen to any Reds' offers for Bay that did not include Ceuto, Bruce or Volquez.
They are at a similiar position to the Reds. They have a desire to try to collect future impact players that are cheap now.
It makes little sense for Pittsburg to trade Bay for 4-5 mediocre players/prospects (Homer, etc). Sure, it may happen, but it makes little sense.
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!