Originally Posted by HokieRed
Only one way to have a real contender. Build the rotation and keep your best position players. Period. Giving away an Alonso, or, God in Heaven, a Bruce for the marginal improvement you'll get with Lee over Volquez seems to me a formula for continued mediocrity.
Not to side with FCB here, but believing Cliff Lee to be a marginal upgrade over a post-surgery, post-PED suspension Edinson Volquez is a formula for continued insanity.
People need to get over Yonder Alonso. The guy doesn't have a position to play in Cincinnati. The only thing he is good for is to acquire another player. The sooner people start understanding and embracing that idea the better.