Originally posted by haassolo
This is fine trade and not a white flag, we will not miss Walker and once hte season starts we will not even know this occured.
I would like this statement to be true. But, until I see who Walker's replacement is, I somehow doubt it. Walker was a very good player for the Reds last year. He improved defensively and offensively and was a good team player that came through with a lot of clutch hits in meaningful games. That isn't easily replaced. It can be replaced, but not easily.