Originally Posted by powersackers
He's a fine player and your logic is sound. I just wouldn't add to Dusty's log jam in Left. He already has Gomes, Heisey, Lewis, Sappelt, Frazier, Alonso all as options. Suppose we sign JW, I'd still play Heisey in front of him personally, and he would limit us seeing any of the youngsters I mentioned.
And you'd have to dump Gomes to bring JW onto the roster IMHO. Dusty/Walt will never do that in my estimation.
I don't know much about Oakland's farm system but I'd imagine that they would ask for Heisey if this deal were to be made since I don't envision any scenario where the Reds would trade one of our young pitchers to land Willingham.