Originally Posted by Will M
Now is the time for Bob C to put up or shut up (about the 'win now').
The Reds could conceivably get Halladay, Rios & Rolen in one fell swoop. How? Simply by taking the big contracts of Rolen (OPS+ 128) and Rios (having an off year, hoping a change of scenery will help).
Halladay by himself would cost a King's ransom. But by taking on the big contracts (especially Rios's contract) the cost goes down.
This is just patently wrong. Scott Rolen is currently OPSing .867 with GG defense. He can be moved for plenty of value.
Rios is somewhat arguable, but I'd reckon that there would be more than a few teams willing to give up something of pretty high value for him. It wasn't that long ago that he was bandied about being dealt straight up for Lincecum or Cain, and he hasn't been that bad to fall that far to decreasing Halladay's value.
Halladay will only be moved if the Jays are going to get a real haul for him. Guys like that don't get traded to dump salary, they get moved to alter the franchise. If you want those 3 players, prepare to suffer through a really really bad farm system, and a bunch of slary dumps at the ML level to make it happen.