Originally Posted by Kc61
Cueto, Latos, Dickey, Bailey, Arroyo could be the best starting pitching staff in the league.
And then Chapman could close.
This would break some RedsZone hearts, but would create a fabulous staff.
Will not happen because the economics don't make sense. I don't see the Reds trading the farm for a one-year rental.
Some smart GM will acquire Dickey and extend him 2 or 3 years. It's a good gamble. He's a knuckleballer and potentially could be very productive for a few years still.
Why trade valuable prospects for a starting pitcher when you have one in-house? They can go out and buy a closer without giving up prospects. Dickey would require giving up assets.
Not a very prudent move IMHO.
If they're going to invest resources like that, it should be acquiring a bat (like David Wright). Otherwise, there is no reason to trade prospects for a position that can be upgraded within their own system.