Originally Posted by cincrazy
When you're a small market team like the Reds, you value prospects like they're the diamond that Rose threw into the ocean at the end of the movie Titanic.
The report is now looking false, but if it were true, it'd be horrendously stupid.
Walt has been sent through the ringer for the past week for not adding either real MLB talent or getting great prospects. He just got a legitimate 3b, and now people are complaining.
Rolen is not going to be an MVP next year, but the upgrade over EdE is tremendous. Rolen doesn't have to hit 320 next year to still be a big upgrade.
I'm glad to see EdE go.. another guy that could never play defense.
We can survive losing Roenockie and Zach Stewart.
And I have to give Cast credit for taking on salary here to improve the team. I just ripped him a new one a few hours ago. Looks like he's still willing to spend some money. Maybe it's not hopeless afterall.
Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm happy with this trade.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!