Re: Sell high?
IMO I wouldnt trade him. I think we need Homer and he looks to be poised for a big year in 2013. I think that him not liking GABP is more of a media/fans thought about him and is probably overblown to an extent. Hes our 3rd starter and this rotation will need him. Bronson had an extremely effective year but i dont see him repeating everything he did in 2013. With that being said I do think Leake will be a whole lot better. No way do we get a haul like the Padres got for Homer. He has good trade value but not that good. Also we need major league starting pitching. Take a look at our depth and you'll find that there is hardly any unless you think Redmond or Villareal will be good next year. We have to keep what we have until the guys we have drafted are ready to take the hill in the big leagues. It will be hard for this staff to all pitch 200 innings and make 30 or more starts again. Its only happened a handful of times. Homer is a key to 2013 and Walts postgame news conference after game 5 he was praising Homer and looking forward to him continuing that success in 2013. sounds to me like the Reds want to keep him in the wishbone C.
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