Originally Posted by TRF
They saw 1000% more of Drew Stubbs and it took three years to decide to trade him.
They see more of every player. At some point we as fans have to recognize the Reds kinda suck at developing. Bailey, Frazier and Stubbs are prime examples.
This is a very disappointing decision, and what is worse to me is, 30 starts by Mike Leake.
Without bringing in someone else from outside of the organization, Stubbs was the best option in CF the past 3 years. Better than Heisey.
I don't see how they failed with Frazier. They entered the season not counting on him to do anything. When he played well, he got more playing time. They put Frazier in a position to succeed and he did. Now in his sophomore year, he's being handed the 3b job. I'm not sure what else they could've done differently.
Don't say "bench Rolen" because Rolen was a huge reason for their 2nd half surge.
Bailey.. I'll give you that one. A previ
ous GM called Homer up way too early as a desperate publicity stunt. If they had taken their time with Homer, he would've probably been more productive at an earlier date.
I don't see what's wrong with Leake. Many teams would love to have a 5th starter as good as him. It's just not realistic to have 5 Latos in the rotation.
Bottom line is I expect Leake to produce quality starts at a reasonable rate and eat innings. That's fine for a 5th starter. He's unlikely to pitch in the playoffs barring an injury. He's relatively inexpensvie.. Not sure why everyone hates Leake now (other than he's not Chapman).