Re: Jose Reyes Should Be Traded: Stark
Originally Posted by redsfandan
Sounds like wishful thinking to me mth123. You want to deal 3 players that you don't want anymore to get a player that would fill our ss hole but I think you're overstating how much interest Milwaukee might have in those 3 players. I think teams would prefer to sign their own players instead of new ones. So I don't think that Milwaukee is so in love with Cordero that they would trade to get him back instead of resigning Trevor Hoffman who wants to be back, will most likely be cheaper, and has been better than Cordero this season.
And Cameron has already expressed in interest in coming back:
They may have some interest in Stubbs as an eventual replacemant but let's not kid ourselves into thinking that Stubbs, right now, is better than Cameron. Making Stubbs their main centerfielder in 2010 would be a step down for Milwaukee, as far as offensive production, and I bet they know that.
A deal centered around Hardy, Stubbs, and 1-2 other Reds prospects makes more sense to me.
Except Milwaukee gets to move a $5 Million player that they sent to the minors and a $5 Million reliever who will spend the first 2 months on the DL while adding a couple prospects to backfill for more expensive guys in their walk year. If they want to make a run at a significant starter (say John Lackey for example) they need to free cash somehow and the net reduction by taking Cordero and Lincoln with a CF and while unloading Hardy, Riske, Hoffman and Cameron would make that possible.
They could keep all the guys they have but without money for a starter they are going nowhere. Sometimes teams need to restructure to move forward and this deal allows both teams to do so. I know it probably would never happen, but its the type of deal this team needs to pursue to fill its holes under its budget constraints. I don't think they could afford to package two or three prospects for Hardy.
Enough hi-jacking now.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 09-04-2009 at 08:55 PM.