Re: Trading a starting pitcher
I'm not sure they will necessarily look to deal a starter. As others have already pointed out, a lot of pitching is a good thing to have. Reds fans may have gotten a bit spoiled last year by the historic season the rotation had in terms of health. Teams don't usually have five healthy starters all year long. Walt and Bob know that.
That said, if an impact bat at leadoff or cleanup can be had by using one of these assets at a reasonable exchange rate, I'm sure Jocketty goes for it. He proved to me last offseason that he has a plan and will not hesitate to make deals if he feels the time is right.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013