Re: Cubs Acquire Rich Harden
Originally Posted by red-in-la
We went through debate without end in March/Feb over whether the Reds should trade prospects for Eric Bedard.
The argument against was Bedard was a rental while the Reds kids would be stars for years to come. Basically, it was, no trade, wait until 2009 0r 2010 to compete.
I said without end that the rest of the division wouldn't sit still and let the Reds catch them.......fell on deaf ears. I lost.
And it isn't intended as a real I told you so, just a ribbing to Doug and a reminder that the next time, the Reds need to strike while the iron is hot......the guy ahead of them have just show how, yet again.
So you still think the Reds should have traded Jay Bruce and Johnny Cueto for Erik Bedard? A two year rental who is having a solid but not great season and has been injured twice already. That trade would have set the Reds back another five years.
I miss Adam Dunn.