Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990
I don't think we'll go and acquire an ace. I was surprised the Reds tried to make a move for Cliff Lee last year or at least considered it from what I heard.
But I think a guy like a Danks, a Gavin Floyd, a Chad Billingsley, a Mike Pelfrey, or an R.A Dickey might become available. No ace types. Just guys who can help you here and there for the price of mid-level prospects if they're on top of their game that those sellers don't want.
Then, really, what's the point of it all? We've seen what happens in the playoffs when you try to pit a No. 3 or No. 4 starter against a Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Tim Lincicum, Cliff Lee etc. It doesn't turn out good.
Without a No. 1 starter, this team can't possibly win in the playoffs (IF they can even get there).