Re: NY Times Article About Reds' Owners
Originally Posted by nmculbreth
I'll take the dollar (Latos) over four quarters any day of the week, regardless of the situation. The Reds gave up an average to below average ML 1B, a potentially above average C, an expensive #4 SP and a RP prospect to get four years of a #1 - #2 SP at a well below market value costs, I find it hard to believe that there are many teams that would have taken the deal and felt like they lost.
you're probably right, but Alonso still has a few pre-FA years to exceed that prediction. Even if he becomes an allstar 1B, Latos has been good enough that the Reds will be able to justify the trade.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids