Originally Posted by dougdirt
Most scouts believe that Matt Maloney can be a #4 starter. I think you extremely undervalue what 180 innings of 4.60 ERA is worth to a baseball team.
That's where you are wrong. I wouldn't have a problem with Maloney if I believed he would ever put up numbers like that for the Reds. I don't believe he will. Does Baseball America agree with "most scouts?" I guess Wednesday we will see if Baseball America puts him in the top 10. They may sneak him up close to 15th...I personally think the Reds have 15+ prospects (including additional pitchers) that I would rather count on than Matt Maloney. Let some other team "reap the benefits" of his future if he is rated this high by "most scouts." If he was highly thought of by other teams, he would be traded for something worthwhile.