Originally Posted by Edd Roush
Why would the team with the fifth best record in all of baseball, six games up in the wildcard become sellers? All the regular season matters is to make it into the playoffs. Once in the playoffs anything can happen.
Let's try and stick to what was said. I didn't advocate being sellers I said it was an idea.
Further, there have been GMs, I recall the Chisox one year, who have "sold" despite having a pretty good record. They did so because they didn't believe the team was really a top contender and wanted to get there. May also have been financial reasons.
If the Reds are seriously in the hunt to win the division, then obviously I wouldn't do it But if they are 10 games out vying for the last wild card spot, you have to think about trading a veteran whose contract is nearly up for good prospects.
The Reds have a tough schedule, we'll see where they are. It's an unlikely scenario, but not impossible to imagine.
And if somebody really wants Arroyo for the stretch drive, with Cingrani in the wings for the Reds, is it out of the question? If they offer a very good prospect?