Re: Reds trade LHP Jeremy Horst to Phillies for infielder Wilson Valdez
Originally Posted by TRF
No, Zavada and Mahay cannot be added easily enough. the 40 man is full, so someone would have to be dropped. Now if it were a catastrophic injury, sure. But Ludwick hasn't even been added to the 40 man. There isn't any wiggle room.
I'm not saying Horst was great. I'm saying there are NO LH RELIEVERS on the 40 man roster past Marshall and Bray. And Bray seems to be hurt every other year. I'm saying Jocketty dealt from an area of weakness for an area with depth, especially when you consider he has no open spots on the 40 man roster. He's only got 4 OF's on the 40 man, I doubt he drops any of them.
Not getting the logic here. Horst was dropped from the 40 man long before he was traded. Wouldn't he have the same problem being added back that Mahay or Zavada would? Even with Horst, the 40 man is full and Marshall and Bray are the only lefty relievers. The rest of the depth is not on the 40 man and Horst was well down the list.
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