Originally Posted by mth123
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.
At the time, being the Reds top pitching prospect was the equivalent to being the skinniest contestant on the season premiere of The Biggest Loser. Some view it as the Reds squandering their top pitching prospect, others view it as selling high.