Re: Reds trade Dustin Moseley for Ramon Ortiz
I don't see any indication by OB that he hasn't rolled up his sleeves with respect to the pitching staff. He may not be quite as aggressive as we'd like, and the choices have not involved top shelf players on either ends. So far, I'm not buying your assumption that it's ONLY a matter of self-imposed limitations by thinking small. Keep working, though, I might.
With that said, the one thing I would have liked to see them do if they bring in an Ortiz is have also let Wilson walk and sign Clement or Perez at their rate of $7-8M. They could have been as aggressive as necessary to get it done. I doubt that they were, if they even considered those two because they considered either too price by themselves. They opted to take Wilson.