Originally Posted by DoogMinAmo
What about EdE, Pena, and Homer for Crisp and Sowers? Seems a lot more even, and therefore a tough call. Trading top prospects, and a future 3B stud and mammoth of an OF for a more polished one? Would you do it?
For that, I want Ryan Garko coming back the Reds way as well. And I'd be willing to include Kearns instead of Pena to get it. Heck, I'd throw in any other single tradeable prospect the Indians would want if that would be enough. They love Sowers, but there's a point at which you have to re-evaluate.
Batting Order 2006:
2B- Ryan Freel
CF- Covelli Crisp
RF- Adam Dunn
LF- Ken Griffey Jr.
1B- Ryan Garko
SS- Felipe Lopez
3B- Rich Aurilia
Yes, for that return, I would live with Rich Aurilia manning third base. What to do with Pena? Send him to Anaheim for one of the bajillion MLB-ready prospects they don't seem to want to actually give a position to (among other possibilities).