Re: Todd Jones traded
"Didn't he say that he was looking for a MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER? Isn't that exactly what he got? How was he lying?"
He was lying (don't get me wrong; it's fine if he was lying to drive up trade value) because O'Brien was implying that trades would only be made to UPGRADE the Reds current roster. This trade obviously was not designed to do that. There is no question that this trade made the Reds current roster worse. Anyone disagree with that?
I just think it would have been more effective for our GM to come out and say; " Given our position in the standings and our long range goals we will do what ever we can to build our minor lesgues and future of our organization by listening to offers for players who are not in our long-range plans." It's insulting to tell the fans that the Reds are looking to make a trade because the think they can win this year. One would have to be naive or stupid (or both) to believe that.
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.- Stan Helsing