Originally Posted by GAC
So we're going to trade away a good closer for a closer of huge uncertainty, who had a terrible season, lost his job, and is making the same money as the one we have? Where is the upside in this? The prospects and cash?
This is not helping us; but it sure is helping the Phillies.
The Right prospects and enough cash would make it worth doing. The Reds need to restructure the payroll and bullpen money needs reallocated to other areas of the team. If Philly would cover say half of Lidge's deal and throw in a good prospect it could help. Then the $6 Million per year freed up would allow the Reds to deal for a guy like JJ Hardy.