Re: Zach Stewart's progress
Originally Posted by mth123
Or waited until the off-season and skipped the whole matter of Money for Stewart.
If the Reds waited until the off season, the ultimate price they paid for Rolen might have been higher. Other teams could have easily became competitors for Rolen's services as they emerged from their taking stock fall meetings.
Just assuming Cincy was the only possible destination is begging a question that shouldn't be begged.
Did the Reds have some leverage? I think intuitively, the answer is probably they had a bit easier road to working out a trade. That isn't close to the same thing as saying the Reds bid against themselves.
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