Re: Reds rumors
I never said that I want to give away talented young talent like Alonso. I was just saying that I don't want Jair Jurrjens. I don't think the way to improve our roster is to trade said talent to the Braves for an injury risk like Jurrjens. This roster as constructed will not win, there are simply too many question marks. I would like some answers to those question marks. One way to do that would be to trade young unproven talent for proven major league talent. The Reds cannot compete on the free agent market, so the only way to improve the ballclub would be through trade or development of the talent you have on the roster. I think we constantly over value our talent because we look at everything with rose colored glasses. We THINK Yonder Alonso will be good, but we don't know that he will be good. You have to take risks if you are the Reds. I am tired of the Reds being ok with mediocrity. I want a winner, I was five when the Reds last won the World Series, I was too young to remember. I want a title so bad I can taste it. If that means we have to push in all of our "chips," and make a serious run every 3-5 years then that is ok by me. Because a winner every 5 years is better than not having won jack sh*$ the last twenty one years. So yes, I want Walt to at least make an attempt at winning this damn thing, even if it means parting ways with young, cheap talent.