Originally Posted by TC81190
Geez, that Randa trade looks like a bust on both sides. You think that a team other than San Diego would've wanted a 3B and would have given up more than a soft tosser who works in the high 80's and a kid who doesn't know the meaning of the word consistency. I mean, the Twins, they were interested weren't they? Cleveland? I would've loved to bring in a C.C. Sabathia. But, hey, whatever. Thanks Mr. O'Brien.
OK, I'll bite....do you really believe that Mark Shapiro would have done anything besides give himself a hernia from laughing so hard if DOB would have floated out a Randa for Sabathia trade? We're talking about one of, if not the best GM's out there. He would have not traded Sabathia for Randa and either Kearns or Pena. Getting Germano and Chick for Randa was a good return, and Germano will be the Reds 3rd best starter in 2006 if given the opportunity with stats similiar to Aaron Harang's in 2004.