Originally Posted by red-in-la
I know this is going to soumd a little nuts, but I had this trade idea whilst watching the Cubs game.
Reds trade: Adam Dunn, Homer Bailey, David Weathers and CoCo Cordero
Cubs trade: Sean Marshall and type A prospect.
I know there are probably hundreds of arguments against this, but I see the Cubs beginning to falter without Kerry Wood.
I think the Reds could make either Jared Burton or Josh Roenicke a closer next year.
The Reds use the saved moeny from Cordero and Dunn to sign a couple of FA outfielders and a high end pitcher.
I'd like to support this trade proposal -- it's not doable (Cordero does have a no-trade clause) -- but it makes a good point. It certainly doesn't deserve the harsh criticisms of this thread.
Fans, Adam Dunn's contract as a Red ends in two months. At that point, he is worth nothing to them except two draft choices if they offer him arbitration. And who knows how draft choices pan out. Repeat -- In eight or nine weeks the Reds don't own Dunn any more.
Weathers is a free agent. He won't be Reds property in two months.
Bailey's value is, well, you saw the game tonight.
Cordero is owed about $40 million over the next three plus years. That's a lot of dough for a closer with his 2008 numbers.
Why does anyone think this collection of contracts would bring a big return? And why is a good young pitcher and an A prospect insufficient?