Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I can't believe people are seriously arguing that the Reds didn't dominate this trade -- they could have claimed both Encarnacion and Stewart off waivers at various points after the trade was made.
If they were that enamored with either guy, they could have had both of them AND Rolen in the organization right now.
Actually, Roenicke too. All three were pretty much released/DFA'd by Toronto.
But, really, what difference does it make? It's pretty much like the other trades that Jocketty has done. He's gotten what the Reds needed, damned the cost, and, well, most of them have worked out. This one was one of his better ones, regardless of what Encarnacion or Stewart have done.