Re: Cliff Lee
wouldn't trying to get Haren be a 'buy low' move vs trying to get Lee which is clearly a 'buy high'. Plus Haren would be here for 2011-2012-2013.
Oswalt could also be had for less than Lee. One guy a bit under the radar who could be had is Greinke (owed $13.5M in 2011 & 2012). For all three of these guys their fat deals should lower the amount of talent that the Reds have to give up.
My concern with giving up a lot for Lee is that it compromises our ability to win in 2011-2012-2013. while we may get two draft picks they won't be early ones & certainly won't be as close to the bigs as the guys we give up. I personally would rather get one of the other available starters than Lee. it would help us this year & next. Giving up top talent is a bit of an 'all in' move yet their is certainly no guarantee that the team will have post season success with him.