Re: Cliff Lee
I like your thinking. Lee is exactly what this team needs - a pitcher with ace stuff. Makes a huge difference in the post-season.
I'd want to be able to talk to him about a contract though. Not crazy about trading Alonzo for 1/2 season of a pitcher, or about 20 starts. Doesn't mean I still wouldn't do it though, especially if the Reds would get compensation if Lee departed.