Originally Posted by Brutus
If the Reds are planning to move Chapman into the rotation, which I hope is the case, then I think it would make absolute sense to trade Leake or Bailey for Young.
Leake, being a sinkerball pitcher, is someone I could see the Rockies liking a lot. They love guys with groundball tendencies, naturally. He had nearly a 2:1 ratio last year of grounders to flyballs.
Needless to say, Young is the kind of player the Reds need.
I wouldn't mind getting Young, but trading Leake or Bailey for him is an overpay, IMO. I guess I don't feel confident that Young can consistently reproduce that 377 OBP that he had last year in limited playing time.
If we could get Young for an extra bullpen arm or lower prospects, then yes, sign me up.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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