Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg
>>>> the prospects they traded for the young ace Mat Latos were too good. <<<<
I think you can argue that and make a good point. I have said it before and will say it again, if almost any other team in baseball traded those exact players for Latos, they would have lost that trade. The Reds on the other hand were able to do it because most other teams didn't have both a Joey Votto and a Devin Mesoraco at their disposal. Most teams could have really used both a Grandal and Alonso on their team. The Reds, not so much.
In a sense, you could argue that the Reds overpaid if you ignore all else that they had. But if you don't ignore all that they had, the deal made perfect sense for the Reds.