Originally Posted by Will M
I would prefer obtaining Haren or Greinke (or even Oswalt if the Astros take Harang) in the right deal as opposed to getting Lee. The main reason is that either would be part of a nice 2011 rotation in addition to helping us in 2010. Going 'all in' on Lee is not a good strategy IMO.
I would hesitate to overpay for Lee due to the rental issue. I would not trade Wood as a part of a deal for Lee. Alonso & Mes? yes. But as Nemesis pointed out if Lee is gone after 2010 we may very well need Wood for 2011.
I would love love love it if the Reds could back up the truck & get both Haren & Drew. This is pretty much a complete fantasy as it would add a lot to the payroll.
The Royals are not trading Greinke. If they do, they may as well fold the franchise.
And I would prefer a pitcher we get for more than one year also, however, due to the fact that Haren is cheap and controllable, we'd probably have to give up just as much, if not more, to get him.