Re: Reds rumors
Walt could have Bailey straight up for Alonso if he wanted him. Which is Walt's problem.
I could see this conversation with Beane:
Beane: Well Walt, Alonso for Bailey, lets get it done. I need a bat, you need a better closer
Walt: Now hold on, how about that Gio guy? Alonso,Grandel and Wood for him and Bailey.
Beane: Uh, no
Walt: I will throw in our Bailey
Beane: Don't want him, got a mechanical flaw, even if we sort it out, he will be gone in 60 seconds once he hits FA man
Walt: You could always trade him.....
Beane: With that risk. I don't want him
Walt: Who do you want?
Beane: That Corcianoonono blaa blaa guy
Walt: I know who you are talking about, can't have him
Beane: Then we have no deal
Walt: I can't believe you don't want my package
Beane: Listen, Walt, we don't have to trade Gio or Bailey. I like Bailey. But we aren't going to compete this year and want a young bat with some upside. But he doesn't have Joey Votto upside circa 2009. I think Bailey is a fair fair offer for Alonso. Grandel needs another year to convince me, Wood is a 3 at max, we already discussed Bailey. I really don't want to trade Gio that bad. I need a fine young pitching prospect to get this done
Walt: Well, I never......
Beane: Again, Bailey for Alonso
Walt: Uh, I will think it over
Beane: ok, goodbye.