Originally Posted by Gamble
I would rather see the Reds keep their talent and sign Orlando Cabrera.
The thing about the FAs is there's always a long-term contract involved. None of these guys are good enough to be our long-term answer.
After reading some of the responses, I'm backing off my distaste for Greene somewhat. His defensive numbers are pretty good, and I think he really could show some power here. The OBP makes me sick to my stomach, but what are you going to do?
The contract's really not that bad, either. It's a one-year rental and 6.5 million isn't going to break the bank.
All things considered, I see this as a small upgrade. It comes down to what San Diego wants in return. There are 4 other teams out there and if any kind of bidding war breaks out, the Reds need to be the first team out of the race.