Re: The Reds win the trade...
IMO, the odds of the Reds "winning" the Latos trade increased exponentially once the deal was consummated without including Travis Wood or Mike Leake. Corollary, the odds of a "live now - pay later" trade scenario playing out greatly decreased.
Just my .02.
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14