Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes
Hoenstly, I thought the only player the Reds MIGHT miss in the Marshal trade is Wood. Doesn't look like it will be the case.
I know there's some big Sappelt fans here, but I think his upside is a backup OF.
In hindsight, it looks like the Reds were able to talk the Cubs into accepting quanity for quality. Those type of trades usually work out very well for the contending team getting quality. Sometimes they work out for the team getting quanity, but not as often.
There's a good chance that in two years, in hindsight, this trade may end up being an absolute steal for the Reds. I think there's a greater than 50% chance that the Cubs end up with almost zero value out of this deal.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!