Originally Posted by guttle11
I wouldn't trade them Arroyo, because they won't give you anything. If the Reds want to be successful in 2010, they need Bronson. Would probably do the same for CoCo. Neither are a long term detriment to the organization, and will be vital to any scrappy run to contention that could possibly happen next season.
Those contracts aren't the same as they were two years ago. Personally, I see no problem having overpriced players that perform well on the team in the short term. The concerns when the deals were signed were legit, but the truth is, right now the money paid to those players isn't hurting the team. The youth movement (Votto, Cueto, Volquez, Bruce, Bailey...) is still a year or two away from arbitration raises, and they wouldn't go out and sign big name, team changing FAs if those contracts were gone anyway.
I agree. I might be talked into Cordero, but we'd be wailing for a reliable closer by May. The guy I'd probably be most willing to send to the Mets is Harang. I'm not saying I'd be in a hurry to trade him, but if we're desperate to move a big contract, he would be right there with Cordero as my top choices. And I'm fairly sure we'd struggle to replace either guy on the field.