Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I've disliked the draft pick since go. He doesn't throw hard enough and isn't deceptive enough to consistently retire major league hitters. He's one of those guys who can look very good when he's on, but his margin for error (due to low velocity) is so slim that it's tough to rely on him to be anything.
Never been that bullish on Leake. Always seen him as a high floor/low ceiling guy. Fourth starter (maybe third on a bad team) tops. Might turn into a Bronson-type with age, but I'm not interested in waiting if he will bring a solid bat in a package.
If the Reds would feel comfortable with David DeJesus as a semi-regular CF, I could see them revisiting the rumored Garza/DeJesus deal this offseason. Leake, Stubbs, Ondrusek and a youngster I probably wouldn't want to part with (Corcino?) maybe. Not sure a DeJesus/Heisey combo in CF is what we would want though.