Originally Posted by Will M
the problem with trading Rhodes for a prospect is that i don't really trust the Reds to get anybody good. its like a bird in the hand (Rhodes) is worth two in the bush (prosopect). part of the reason we have been so bad in recent years is that we fail to put 25 honest to goodness major league players on the roster each year. we have one in Rhodes so i am a bit hesitant just to say 'trade him for a prospect'.
I hear what you're saying--the Reds ability to identify prospects is horrid. But it doesn't make a ton of sense to keep spending money on 40 year olds.