Originally Posted by osuceltic
Just posted this in the Broxton thread, but I agree with you. You can't count on everyone staying healthy and effective next season and you certainly can't count on Chapman going from closer to anything more than 150 innings. They need rotation depth.
They may trade a starter, but not unless they bring in another one (or two) via trade or free agency.
Pitching, pitching, pitching.
I love pitching. Us Reds' fans know what it is like to not have enough pitching. But you don't want to go from one extreme to the other. We don't want to become pitching "hoarders." Mike Leake loses a tremendous amount of value going from a solid back-end starter to a guy who is a long reliever.
As stated by Kc61, we have Redmond, Cingrani and Corcino also as 5th rotation options if a starter gets hurt. I personally would deal two guys if it meant I got a major improvement like Myers/Stanton.
Right now, the Reds aren't good enough to put them safely into the 2013 post-season. We have major holes in LF and CF. The Reds cannot count on getting Ludwick-lucky in 2013. Adding a legit bat between Bruce and Votto will not only give us a top half of the NL offense, but it will save us from griping about Dusty batting Phillips clean-up just to go L-R-L.
Imagine a team of:
Bernadina & Stubbs
That's the kind of team I want to go to battle with in 2013.