Originally Posted by Kc61
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?
Why would the Cubs want Dunn and why would they want to take on Corderos contract when he hasn't pitched that well?