Re: Lidle traded
Of the 10-20 transactions that OB supervises in the next several years, I am willing to predict that this will be in the bottom quarter of moves relative to their importance. The Reds lost a veteran soft-tossing RHP with a 5+ ERA who was not going to be back next season. To me, there's a case to be made that cutting Lidle (and Van Poppel, for that matter) immediately with the pure motivation of opening up auditioning roster spots for Hudson, Etherton, Belisle, Rose, etc. is a worthy concept. Getting a couple of prospects, no matter their 'ceilings', is even better.