Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread
Originally Posted by marcshoe
I'm assuming at this point that Ludwick's progress makes a trade for an outfielder less likely. I'd like to see the Reds pick up a backup infielder who can hit, but they don't make many of those. If Rollins would come available, go after him and make Zach Amadeus Cozart a backup for the rest of the season. Maybe pick up another bullpen arm. Other than that, this isn't likely to be an interesting trade season for the Reds.
Now watch Walt prove me wrong.
Rollins is 34 (35 in November), signed for 2014 at $11 Million and has a vesting option that will guaranteee 2015 for another $11 Milllion. His line is .257/.317/.343/.660. That's barely an upgrade over Cozart's line (a hot week from Cozart would put them at about the same OPS level). He's slowed considerably in the field and on the bases (he used to be one of the best baserunners in the game IMO). I wouldn't mind having him at near the minimum to share time with Cozart, but at that cost the Reds would be forced to cut back eslewhere (Rotation?) or they'd need to give Philly something pretty valuable to get them to pay most of the money. Seems like a hefty price for a pretty small upgrade. He's probably one of the worst targets out there for that reason IMO.
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