Originally Posted by RedlegJake
I was one who wanted Eaton but as a diffrrent player than Myers, Eatons entire value rests on obp
He will never have Myers power. Plus Eaton has a wide split which
Wasnt ideal. Myers is vastly better. Eaton, I believed last year might have
Helped in leadoff but once Lud began raking there was no place for him. At the
Time I wanted Eaton Ryan was still scuffling. I would take
Myers over Lud in a heartbeat tho. Cost and future upside
Are all on Myers side. As a top ten MLB prospect I dont view these proposals as overpay at all.
Apples to Oranges.
I was interested in Eaton as a replacement for Stubbs. High OBP and good batting average. Totally different than Myers.
Myers would be a cleanup-type hitter, and plant himself in LF. We haven't had a solution for LF or cleanup yet.
If everyone is so certain Myers will be a stud, then.....
....... Considering Reds management wants Chapman in the rotation, one of either Leake or Bailey gets supplanted.
........I'd rather they take Leake, but with Bailey's strong season, and especially is very strong impressive finish, I think Bailey would be the most doable, having raised his value tremendously.
And I don't see why you'd have to trade anything with him. You're trading a solid, improving major league starting pitcher, still somewhat under control, still young, for a top prospect.
Bailey for Myers.