Originally Posted by mth123
I get the logic, but when, in this scenario, do the Reds take a shot at actually winning the whole sha-bang. Sounds like a way to ensure a low 80s win total for several years and to avoid another string of losing seasons for several years, but they need to go all in to become a 95 win team that is considered a serious WS threat IMO.
Which, IMO, is exactly why Yonder Alonso is NOT an insurance policy for Joey Votto. I think if the Reds ever give consideration to dealing Votto, it is after the 2012 season, not 2011. They have at least a 2 year window to compete now.
It is a complete waste of resources to have Yonder waiting around until then (2013 season), and therefore he should be traded in the next few months. They need to substantially upgrade at least one of LF, SS, and/or SP#1 if they are going to seriously contend for a World Series title next season. Otherwise, we are looking at another good but not great team, unless literally everything goes right.