Re: Question about off season trading
If they do deal, I'd like it to be for a young SS. I think Lopez is a disaster at 2B already, so I doubt he'd do well at SS. Scutaro is having a good year this year, but I don't think his current production level is sustainable. If he can be had for cheap, perhaps--but I don't think the team needs any more IF on the wrong side of 30 considering they are (or should be) trying to build around the young core of Votto, Bruce, Bailey and Cueto. Of all of the names mentioned as realistic targets, I think JJ Hardy fits the best. He had an off year, but when he's performing at his career norms, he's kind of like the SS version of Brandon Phillips (plus glove, decent power, passable OBP).
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013