Originally Posted by cincrazy
How can you say we "lost" the Marshall trade? We filled a crucial need, and the guy probably still has some mileage left on his left arm. Nobody that we gave the Cubs will be an impact major leaguer. The Cubs will flip Wood first chance they get because they know this run he's on won't last. Decent starter, but not a difference-maker.
Not to mention that Travis Wood most likely would have been in the pen if he was still a Red. If a guy throwing 100 MPH couldn't sway the Reds to risk changing up the rotation, no way Travis Wood would have done so.