Originally Posted by Sir Luke
1. He was thought to be injury prone and unstable because of his addictions. Sure, he turned out, but that wasn't entirely foreseeable.
2. Big Donkey had and still doesn't have average and is a liability with his glove. He is novel in that he can hit the ball very far but that's all he has.
3. We got an all-star season from this deal and Encarnacion turned out to be a bit of a late bloomer, there was no way to have known that.
Hamilton was not a surprise except that his health has been pretty good.....he was touted like Griffey and ARod when drafted.
Dunn is one of the most consistent players of all-time....everyone knows what he'll do from series to series. His career OB% is far better than what most all of the Reds even sniff of getting....but he's been gone a while and this is old news.