Originally Posted by Marc D
The trade would end up like this, the names are interchangeable:
Reds get pitcher x who either has or will develop shoulder problems.
The Cards recieve OF y who will actually get to hit higher than 6th in their lineup and will promptly hit 40+HR and drive in 100+ RBI next year and for many years to follow.
Not only this but he will take special delight in joining Pujols in a competition to see who can get the most hugs from Casey as they jog past 1B a dozen times per series when they play us again.
All the while the Reds FO and their living embodiment Grande sit confused wondering why we aren't scoring more runs now that we got rid of a high strikeout power hitter and replaced him with a scrappy sac fly specialist.
Its all so sadly predictable.
While your speculative situation would be bad, what would be worse is if the Reds hedged on nabbing Reyes for WMP because of WMP's tape-measure home run shots, ignoring all the other deficiencies in his game.
But something tells me we'll not have to worry about either scenario, as I doubt the Reds even know enough to target Reyes. Nor is Jocketty stupid enough to give the Reds Reyes for WMP.