Originally Posted by Will M
i undertsnad this line of reasoning. this is the same sort of arguement that people who hated "The Trade" make. you may think that Walt sold too cheap on Stewart. i may think the deal was the best he could come up with considering the albatross that went north. we both have an opinion & there is really no way to prove nor disprove either one. we certainly are not privvy to the conversations Walt had with the Jays or any other team.
#1 so we can each have our opinion about what the value of Stewart/Roenicke/EE vs Rolen was.
#2 as to the deal itself whether or not it was good or bad: we have to wait & see how the participants do
Guess I just wouldn't use up my top chip to move the albatross. Use him to get talent that requires his presence in the deal. Meanwhile the talent he did bring back was obtainable another way IMO.
I the albatross couldn't be moved, he would look pretty good on the reds bench instead of Migiel Cairo IMO or maybe they pass on Gomes and play him in LF. He would be a RH option for when Votto sits and could even play 3B when Rolen is out. The Reds really have no RH bench option at this point. The trade upgraded 3B and pretty much every person who didn't like the deal thinks so. But you can upgrade and still overpay at the same time.
Everybody who ever replaced thier clunker auto with a nice new car, that they found later for a lesser price knows the feeling.