Originally Posted by brm7675
to me it's quite easy to see why SD would do this move. They dump salary and avoid getting nothing when he would leave via FA and they get a very good young serviceable OF in return. It's Cincy that would be making the dumb move, but since Dusty refuses to recognize Heisey as anything more then the 25th man on the roster, by adding Ryan for the rest of the season it would 'MAYBE' add someone who can hit say 5th and give us some more run production since Gomes ain't gonna do that.
Plain and simple you and a lot of others over value Heisey at this point in his career. I'll agree that watching Gomes and Lewis struggle is head banging at times but that doesn't automatically make Heisey a better player. His performance to date reveals that at this time he is a complimentary player that still needs to work his way into an everyday role.
The deal makes sense if the Padres are simply looking to dump salary. But, if we are talking about value based on the player's performance, a Heisey-Ludwick trade is a win for the Reds.