Re: Trade Leake or Bailey?
I would not trade either (unless a better SP comes back in the deal).
A strong rotation (1-5) is what's going to win the division for the Reds.
This offense can't carry a weak starting pitcher in the #5 slot.. Just look at
what Leake and Homer did in this past series.. Without them, no sweep.
I really don't want to see Simon, LeCure or Hoover experimented with in the rotation at this point.. Now is not the time.
I predict that if one of them is traded, Walt might wait until near the end of the spring training, just to ensure that Chapman can start..
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!