Originally posted by SteelSD
Ok. Find the Reds on other teams that once had a 1.000 OPS with us (heck, you can use .900 OPS if you want) and tell us which of them are doing "just as well" on other teams.
In fact, find some of the pitchers we've dealt after "career years" and tell us how well they're doing on other teams also.
Guillen may certainly turn in .800-.850 OPS seasons from here on out. That's not producing "just as well".
Buy low- sell high. That's the name of the game in a small market.
Now...we just have to figure out if we actually "sold high". That's where the value of this trade lies.
I never said anything about pitchers but, I will just give ya a few of what I mean.....
Brett Boone, .859 OPS with us in 94; .950 OPS in 2001 with Seattle
and right now, .965
Cameron .826 OPS with us in 99; .833 in 2001 with Seattle
D. Young .856 OPS with us in 99; .908 right now with Detroit
Encarnacion is about the same so this is what I mean when a player will do just as good or better with another team and what did we get from these players that are still here and putting up these numbers? Please tell me. What kind of pitching prospects did we get? What about FA pitchers?