Re: The Reds win the trade...
Originally Posted by armybrat45103
Also, we may have came out on top in the Volquez trade, but we got beat in the Marshall/Woods deal.
It wasn't a competition. The Reds didn't get beat. They weren't trying to acquire the better player.
They traded away someone at a position of luxury in exchange for someone at a position of need. Marshall was flat out awesome in 2012 and was a big part of the Reds making the playoffs. That Wood is having a great year in 2013 at a position the Reds don't really need right now doesn't change that deal one iota.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda