Re: Trading a starting pitcher
Meh. If I'm the Reds, I let trade proposals come to me and let the other teams overpay. The Reds have no reason to do anything at this point.
They signed Broxton to move Chapman to the rotation, hoping to improve the team. I actually think it weakens the team, slightly. Chapman is unproven as a starter and surely won't pitch a whole season as one. Broxton isn't Chapman, in terms of a Closer. So both positions took a hit.
The rest of the bullpen is most likely set with hopefully a healthy Masset, Marshall, Hoover, Arredondo, Simon(?), Ondrusek, and possibly Cingrani as a lefthanded specialist. Really not much different than last year other than a healthier Masset hopefully and Cingrani taking Bray's spot, and Bray really was hurt all season. Oops, forgot LeCure. He was key in the playoffs. Plenty of options to sort it all out.
Plenty of starting pitch options/depth unless someone gets traded.
Lineup is the same if they re-sign Ludwick.
I'd be fine standing pat if the above happened. I wouldn't mind seeing Hamilton, Cingrani, Corcino, Gregorius, and some of the A and AA guys progress this season, such as Stephenson, Lutz, etc. I think they could answer alot of questions in 2013.
Only if an opposing team is willing to knock our socks off with a trade proposal, would I consider it. No need to reach and overpay for something at this point.
I understand the win now mode. But I still see some solutions potentially headed our way, such as Hamilton in CF if he proves worthy.
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