Originally Posted by princeton
with this trade, the Reds went from insisting on Hancock-types (major league "ready") 10 days ago to accepting guys that are a long way off
Lidle has pitcher poorly all season. We had to get what we could. These may not be top ceiling propsects, but the more propsects you have, the better chance that some will turn out OK.
There are a number of Reds who have turned out OK, but where not top ceiling propsects. Graves was not the centerpiece of the Smiley trade, Damien Jackson was.
To sugggest that the OF we got, at this stage of his career, is a "Romano clone" is unfair. If he keeps developing each year, he may well turn out to be a fine OF in the majors. The odds are stacked against every minor leaguer, so quanity of propsects is useful. Anyone who really thinks DanO should have held out for Floyd is unrealistic.
look at it this way. lidle's good performance in Colorado probably is responsible for this trade.