Originally Posted by Benihana
I could be on board with this idea - primarily if Stephenson doesn't come up until September 1 - at which point Chapman would be shut down.
I don't really want to see Stephenson rushed to Cincy before September unless there are a lot of injuries AND he is putting up silly numbers in AA and AAA. They really don't need him to be.
And I agree on Arroyo, which is 1/2 of the reason why I want to see him get a qualifying offer - the other 1/2 being to get the draft pick.
If they do offer Arroyo, I think it's a sure sign Brandon is gone. There has to be enough money to sign him. And as a general point, there has to be enough money to ensure the pitching stays near the top of the game. That is the key to this run of success, bottom line.
If Arroyo and Bailey came back, you'd have two players pitching for contracts. Good with me.
Perhaps trade Leake to LAA for Kendrick.