Re: The Panic Button (version 2.0)
Originally Posted by edabbs44
It is anyone's guess if Cincy truly overpaid for Rolen, however Z Stewart's 5.15 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and low K totals in AA are probably not making anyone regret that trade.
I regret that the pitching poor Reds chose to deal their top pitching prospect and not get pitching in return. I don't really care how the players in the deal performed since then. The way to acquire solid pitching is with lots of money or with young arms. The Reds don't have lots of money and not enough young arms with value to form a staff and acquire its leader. Squandering one for a position player was a bad move.
They could have gotten Rolen some other way. Its what he wanted.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS