Originally Posted by Red Swagger
Last winter at the meetings, the Reds ABSOLUTELY should have traded :
Think of the package of prospects we could have acquired by dealing these 4, all had the highest trade value that they were going to have. We missed the boat. B Hamilton will NOT HIT, he is NOT an everyday MLB player.
I would have packaged Chapman and Hamilton and acquired a RH # 4, Stanton last year, but too late.
But, now I would call Detroit and offer Chapman and Corcino for Castellanos and Rondon.
Also, I would trade Soto, Lutz and B Hamilton for a few prospects. We need to operate like a small market team, we are not a WS team, wheeling and dealing need to start happening.
We MUST trade players when they reach trade value max, that is not happening. Chapman, Hamilton, Corcino and Hanigan should not be Reds.
Chapman, Hamilton, Soto, Corcino and Lutz
for Profar, M Perez, Olt and Scheppers
What's your point exactly? Did you know for a fact that Corcino was going to struggle this year? It could have just as easily been Cingrani. Did you know Hanigan would be injured and struggling at the plate?
Hindsight is 20-20. No GM or front office is capable of peering into the future and determining exactly when a guy will get injured or his numbers are going to fall off a cliff.
I agree in principle that one tool guys (Hamilton) and relievers (Chapman) should be traded when their value is sky high, but it's hard to know where that peak is.