Re: A last appeal for Reds management to do SOMETHING
I say trade anyone that doesn't fit into our plans for next year. Looking at what some people say we can get is apparently a lot less than other teams are willing to give. I remember some people on here saying we were idiots for not getting a deal done for Joe Blanton or Erik Bedard, but I bet we are all happy that didn't happen. If Walt could get deals done for Griffey, Patterson, or anyone else, I bet he would make the deal, but I bet he can't. We don't even know whether Weathers, Lincoln, and Affeldt fit into Walt's plans for next year or not. Would I like to see us deal players, only if they don't fit into our plans next year and we can get something out of them. As for Griffey, I would not give him up for nothing (ie waivers or for a prospect we know could never make the bigs) as he could retire at the end of the year and like it or not, he still brings in fans. We would have to pay his salary anyway, so why not get future operating capital from him playing. I just think, and this is my opinion, that Walt won't make any big deals until the offseason. Would I be upset if deals were made, only if it does not help us next year.
Jack Eliot: I'm a World Series MVP!
Skip: That was four years ago, Jack. Last season, you hit .235.
Jack Eliot: LAST SEASON, I led this team in ninth-inning doubles in the month of August!
---Mr. Baseball 1992