Re: Should the Reds trade top prospects for pitching?
The more and more I think about it, the more I REALLY want James Shields over UJ. Shields has put over very nice numbers in the most competitive division in baseball. UJ has put up AMAZING numbers in a so-so division over 1/2 or 3/4 of a year. While it's nice that UJ would be under our control through 2013 (right?), Id still much rather get Shields and a decent bat against RHP.
So in short, no, I would not trade Mesoraco for UJ. Grandal I would deal all day long, as would I for Alonso...but not Mesoraco.