Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)
Jocketty did try to get DeRosa back around mid 2009 when the Cardinals landed him instead (giving up Chris Perez in the process).
"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."