Originally Posted by Vottomatic
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.
If you are trying to win now, why are you dealing your third best starter? Even then, Bailey is not that interesting to the Royals because he is under team control for only two more years and is going to be much more expensive those two years than Leake will. Leake is under control for three years and will be cheaper. Plus, Corcino may be able to step into their rotation sometime during 2013 and Lotzkar is there for depth as well. Corcino, Lotzkar and Leake is the kind of package that the Royals would be looking for because it is major league ready pitching and more of it than just Bailey. The Reds would be trading from a pitching surplus to fill a major hole with a high upside talent for a very low $ cost. Seems like a great deal for both sides.
Bailey just isn't what the Royals are likely looking for.