Re: Reds/Tigers, hot after Laird
I just don't get all the hype in trying to acquire Laird. He just turned 29 in November. He has a career .255 batting average and .306 OBP and .383 SLG. He's played over 100 games once in his 6 year career (120 games in 2007). I would not give up much for him because I don't think anyone else would either.
If the Reds are looking to platoon, it doesn't make much sense, since both Hanigan and Laird are righties.
If Laird wants to be the backup, then okay, that's fine. But you don't trade a Homer Bailey for a backup catcher.
The whole giddy about acquiring Laird ordeal really strikes me as weird to say the least.
Who's on first?