Re: a Good old Krusty inspirational trade idea
Originally Posted by Krusty
Anybody make a call to the Nationals about the availability of Josh Willingham? With Dunn in LF, Nick Johnson at lst, Lasting Milledge in CF and either Austin Kearns or Elijah Dukes in RF, Willingham could be the odd man out. He would be nice in a platoon with Chris Dickerson in LF. And if Willy Taveras struggles, they could shift Dickerson to CF and Willingham to LF. Nothing against Johnny Gomes, who has had a good spring, but the track record isn't that great. I rather see the Reds acquire another veteran option.
Who to trade? How about Bill Bray back to Washington for Willingham? Reds could go with Danny Herrera as the second lefty in the pen with Pedro Viola in Louisville waiting in the wings.
I would love to have Josh Willingham and I don't think the asking price would be too much talent-wise, but it all depends on whether or not Jocketty is allowed to add his $2.95M salary...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."