Originally Posted by scott91575
What deal so far would you take?
Werth - terrible contract. Would probably not fit in the team budget
Theriot - Reds have better on the team now
Berkman - Maybe. Yet again, I am not sure an extra $8 million fits in the budget (that is not Walt's decision).
Mark Reynolds - No thanks
There are more but I don't want to go into all of them.
The only one that would have been nice is Marcum, but I am not sure where he would fit in an already full rotation. Cueto and Arroyo are locked in. You would add Marcum to Wood, Leake, Bailey, Chapman, and Volquez for the final 3. He might not even make the rotation.
Just because something has not been done does not mean nothing is happening.
I agree with everything you said. I wouldn't have liked any of those moves.
Marcum wouldn't have upset me, but he is not an ace, and we have comparable pitchers already.
Beltran has one year left on his contract. I don't want him unless the trade equals out salary-wise. A one year risk I'm willing to take if we're able to unload Cordero in the deal.
More than anything I want Choo from the Indians. They have so many needs that one guy isn't going to save that organization. If we can give them several quality building blocks, I think they would listen.
An Ace is going to be hard to come by, but without one, if we make it to the playoffs, we will continue to not go far because we lack a true Ace.