Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Then why the reference to "trading in the same division"?
It could only mean you doubted that the Cards would trade Carpenter to a team in their own division (hence the rolling eyes).
Otherwise, such reference makes no sense.
I'm a little confused, but I don't think they would trade pitcher with his upside within the same division (contract be damned). At the same time, I don't want the Reds to acquire him if they are in rebuild mode.
As for Derek Lowe, I advocated the Reds signing him before this "rebuild", but I don't think it is a good idea anymore. I just feel he is a better choice than Chris Carpenter regardless the situation...