Originally Posted by redsfever09
So glad we didn't trade Baily for Swisher this winter.I can't believe people were actually for that.
As far as getting him now.I don't think he would make a big difference.The Reds should wait and see how they are doing in a few months.If the pitching is carrying us enough that we are competing then by that time some other team will be desperate to unload someone who can really help the offense.Hold our chips now and cash in later for higher value.
In a few months, it may be too late for '09. If you're thinking waiting to build for 2010, then OK. But know this, if we could get Swisher now, he could be a piece of the future puzzle. He doesn't bat for avg. but has a decent OBP due to his plate discipline. His value is low right now because of his forgettable '08, but he is starting to show some signs of waking with 11 RBI's and an OBP of .381 in ST. If we could get him cheap (comparably), we could have a nice player into the future - he's certainly better than the rest of the OF, other than Bruce, of course.