Re: The ones who got away!
Originally Posted by PepperJack
I don't consider Edwin Encarnacion a huge loss, because when we traded him in 2009, he was nowhere near having the success that started in 2012.
He had a lot of poor performances, as well as being released and free for anytime between 09 and 12.
Yep. I don't regret throwing in the towel on a guy in 2009, seeing all other teams pass on him, and having him finally bust out in 2012.
"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."