Originally Posted by guttle11
My argument isn't that something needs to be fixed, just tweaked. The team can be made better with cheap moves.
Would I have made a bigger move by giving up legit prospects? Probably. That's just my nature, I never love prospects. I like them as friends. I will gladly gamble today with a proven ML player than gamble tomorrow with potential stars. But I'm not one to stew over the lack of a blockbuster, and I understand why some may be hesitant to pull that trigger. I do stew over 2012 Miguel Cairo getting daily ABs in a pennant race, and entering the 9th inning with only 2 utility men to throw up to bat.
I'm with you. I wouldn't have traded Hamilton, but I might have traded others. The worst part of this is te Reds are depending on kids. Cazart, despite of his HR tonight, and Frazier, despite of his two hit night, are just that. Kids. Stubbs is young, but shows no improvement despite of his obvious speed. Meseraco struggles. The old guys are not dependable. Cairo is spent. Same for Rolen. Bruce is a major disappointment. Ludwick is Ludwick. Hit or miss. Where other teams have hitters, we have streakers, and when the great pitching allows more than three runs, we risk losing. Then there's Dusty, who covets Ondrusek and under uses Simon. The guy who gives Cairo at bats and shuns Paul. It's a miracle we're in first place, but building a team around pitching without considering hitting is dangerous. He wo scores the most runs wins. Yes, you can give up three, but only score two, you lose. I have been concerned as we built up pitching over the last two years while we depended on Cozart, Stubbs, and others to carry the water to score runs while seeing Rolen and others to make up the difference when better hitters were available. According to rumor Logan was coveted. Why oh why?
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