Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT
Like many, I am somewhat disappointed that the Reds did not fill certain holes. Most of the available players within their price range, however, carried too much risk. Those available by trade constituted a short term fix for a high price in prospects. IMO, Walt acted wisely and got about the best he could get without overpaying in an uncertain market. Likewise, I believe he did well last year in getting value in return for Griffey and Dunn. The Reds strategy is clear. They are investing heavily in the farm system. It may be frustrating for those of us tired of delaying gratification, but I think it is the only realistic strategy they can employ that has any chance of success.
I agree 100%.While I would love to have Nady or Swisher there is no way I'd give up Baily or any other decent prospects.We would only get Nady for 1 year and there are still free agents just as good as Swisher that the Reds could sign for even less $$$$$.