Re: Arthur Rhodes: at what point do we try to sign him for 2011?
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'.
Rhodes is going to be 41. Trade him at the deadline and don't worry about having Rhodes next year. They'll have to get somebody else soon anyway. Deal him while he can fetch some one who will help for a few years. That doesn't mean give him away.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS