Re: Trade time: Bruce and Leake for a cleanup hitter
Yikes.. Guys, we are only 2 games out of first place, after playing a brutal schedule.
Honestly, the Reds would be crazy to jettison Bruce and Leake at this point.
That would be a pure panic move. The cleanup hitter we got would likely not be as good as Bruce will eventually be. I know Leake is not very popular, but losing him hurts the pitching depth a lot.
A move like this is akin to the panic trade of Kearns/Lopez which completely knocked the Reds out of contention.
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!