Originally Posted by PuffyPig
If there is one thing the Cards are not, it's an average team.
They have some extremely high end prospects like Taveras, and some unusually high end pitching propsects.
Their team is pretty much complete and there is no reason why the Reds and the Casds should not be battling for the division all year, with the loser being a wild card team.
I agree with you.
Wainwright will be another year removed from TJ surgery.
They are loaded with young good pitching, they can easily absorb Lohse leaving.
I'm not sure how close Taveras is to the big leagues, but anyhow, they have chips to make a big move if they want to. In fact, I will be surprised if they don't add a major player (either a bat or a pitcher to replace Lohse) before opening day.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!