Originally Posted by redsbuckeye
Grab Nick Markakis while you're getting Roberts!
While I would LOVE to see both those guys in Reds uniforms (especially since we actually drafted Nick first even though he didn't sign here, LOL), I don't think it's going to happen. Nick's their future (and current?) star and they don't really have anyone to replace Brian at second base, so they'd want a king's ransom for either player and I don't want to see us give away the farm when half our farm is all ready playing with the big club and gaining valuable experience for the future. I don't know if the O's would want some of our guys who are still in the minors but I'm hesitant to part with our own 'future stars' right now.
(BTW-Brian is a FA at the end of next season so why get him in a trade when you might be able to get him through FA?!)
Thanks for the info about the Q&A. I think one of those things would be really fun to attend sometime!