Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread
Originally Posted by RedTeamGo!
In the long run it could be, but the Reds would be getting perhaps the best hitter in the history of baseball for the next few years.
Lets break it down:
Votto = elite (top 10 hitter in the game today)
Chapman = elite closer (did you read that fangraphs articles about how easily bullpen arms fall off the planet?)
Winker = good prospect at a low level
Hamilton = Stock is dropping, basically failing at AAA, can't teach speed though...
Ervin = at a very low level in the minors, may end up being a good major league player in 3-4 years
Cingrani = has seen success so far, but I see him as a late inning reliever, not a starter
Miguel Cabrera = top 5 hitter all time, may end up the best.
I regularly read a Tigers board (grew up in Toledo) and I remember when they made the trade for him. There were many posters freaking out about trading Maybin and Miller, saying they gave up too much. Maybin and Miller are now marginal major leaguers, neither of which play for the Marlins.
Right, but who compares to Votto in regards to what Florida gave up?
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."