Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Maybe I'm just cynical, but I've seen midseason deal after midsesason deal blow up in the face of the Cincinnati Reds. I honestly cannot remember the last time the team added a player who did anything remotely close to what the team needed / wanted them to do. It seems like these things always backfire for this franchise.
In 1995, the Reds acquired Davis Wells and Dave Burba on their way to playoffs.
In 1999, Juan Guzman went 6-3 after being acquired at the deadline from the Orioles. He moved into the number one or two spot in the rotation and improved each spot below him. Most importantly he consistently saved the bullpen by going more deeply into his starts than the fifth man in the rotation. The trio of Williamson, Sullivan, and Graves had been a major factor in the Reds' successful season but were on the verge of major blowout because of overuse. The Reds would not have made it to that one game playoff if it hadn't been for Guzman and the innings he logged.
The Reds lost B.J. Ryan but at least the fans enjoyed an exciting run at the post season.
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Now of course this is just fans talking and we don't know what the Reds actually would be considering, but from my perspective, it seems that the Reds fans want to not only match the Twins offer but completely obliterate their offer.
I agree and am against including Travis Wood. Alonso needs
to be involved in this trade but good young affordable left handers like Wood need to be kept.
Btw, The Tampa newspaper is reporting the Rays are interested and may be dangling Upton in a three-way trade.