Re: Cliff Lee
For Bruce, no thanks.
For Alonso, every day of the week (and then some.)
I'm starting to develop a theory through nothing other than my own suspicion. I have been complaining for a little while that there are several posters around here that tend to overvalue prospects. My theory is that these tend to be the younger posters, the guys that haven't been around to witness the infrequency with which these players often reach their potential. They probably weren't really old enough to remember the Reds in the World Series, and they definitely weren't alive for the Big Red Machine. Now, there is no way of really knowing if this is true or not, but I have a feeling that this is the case.
Those of us that remember 1990 would trade any prospect in the system other than Chapman for a chance to relive that any day of the week. Those of us that remember the disappointments of Kurt Stillwell, Tracy Jones, John Roper, Austin Kearns, Willie Greene, Kal Daniels, Van Snider, Paul Householder, etc. etc. etc. do not lament over the "risk" of trading away a Yonder Alonso, especially if/when he has nowhere to play in Cincinnati.