Originally Posted by M2
I don't mind the Reds rolling the dice on White, I just don't think they ought to be paying seven figures out of what is surely a small reserve fund to do it.
If the Yankees are paying most or all of White's contract, then I don't mind the deal. I don't have a lot of hope it will make much difference, but I don't mind it. My sole concern is that the Reds not spend themselves out of something far more attractive down the road.
Perfect analysis, which is exactly what O'Brien must have been thinking. I'm also certain he consulted with the coaches and scouts before making this trade.