Re: Please tell me the Reds aren't keeping Aroldis at closer...
If I owned stock in Aroldis Chapman I might want to gamble on him being Justin Verlander instead of Goose Gossage.
As a Reds fan I'm less enthusiastic. Such a move would mean breaking a great bullpen to improve an already great rotation. And that rotation improvement is far from a sure thing.
It would give you a surplus (Bailey or Leake I suppose) to deal for a hitter. But I'm not sure Bailey or Leake would land a better hitter than free agency or a passle of prospects.
And you'd have to hit the market for bullpenners.
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle