Originally Posted by traderumor
Here I thought the going wisdom was that Ryan Franklin's grow on trees.
Getting a guy like Franklin and putting him in middle relief while you have an established guy (St. Louis had Izzy at the time and moved Franklin out of necessity) is not a bad way to go. Its what I want the Reds to do with Masset. If it fails, well, the Reds aren't going to win the series anyway. If it succeeds, then the hole they fill with the cash makes them that much closer. But if the Reds were a power and a series contender, I wouldn't go that route. I'd want an established guy. I don't think Philly has an internal option unless they re-sign Brett Myers and he and Lidge would cost more than eating half of Lidge's deal for Cordero.