Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Trade him if a good offer comes up, otherwise I love having him @ Louisville in case of an injury up the road...your ideal AAA starter.
Here is my issue with Maloney. I keep hearing trade him, do something with him, etc. But the way I see it Maloney has more value to the Reds than anything he can bring in a trade. His trade value is pretty low and may bring nothing more than a utility infielder or a 5th OF type. But his value to the Reds as a 6th or 7th starter is much higher. What if Maloney allowed the Reds to not pick up Harang and Arroyo's options. What if the Reds would be comfortable with Maloney as a 5th starter if need be? It allows the team flexibility and with the current options on the books may allow the team financial flexibility.