Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Geez. A young, under control major league starting pitcher, and 2 pretty good triple A pitching prospects, for one triple A minor league outfielder who hit in a hitters league (PCL)?
Why do we always value other teams minor leaguers more than our own?
I'd be interested in acquiring Myers too. But it seems like somewhat of a lopsided trade to me. Seems like Bailey by himself for Myers and another KC prospect should be in demand. Or Leake and a middling prospect straight up for Myers.
Just because Myers hit in the PCL does not mean that he cannot be a good hitter. Sure, the PCL inflates his numbers, but he has hit at every stop even when he has been young for most stops. Myers has by far more value than Lotzkar, Leake or Corcino by themselves. We all know that you have to give up something to get something. We have a wealth of pitching right now and could really use a cleanup bat. There is no one in the minors who could step in on Opening Day and hit cleanup for the Reds like Myers. Furthermore, making this trade would allow the Reds to allocate whatever is left in the payroll for bullpen help and centerfield since Myers will play for so cheap in 2013.
There is no room for Leake in the rotation in 2013 if Chapman moves to the rotation. Furthermore, Lotzkar is oft-injured and blocked and Corcino is blocked and his peripherals declined drastically in 2012.
This is a great trade for the Reds. I hope Walt is thinking along these lines.