Originally Posted by Spitball
That's the kind of thinking that paralyzed Dan O'Brien. Make a move. The Cubs had lots of bad teams even with Sammy Sosa. The White Sox traded him and didn't fall off the face of the Earth.
If a team has too many outfielders and awful pitching, it doesn't take a chemistry professor to figure that one out. You balance it out by unloading an outfielder, even though outfielders are not going to bring you the kind of pitching a shortstop would bring.
Now, if people were saying he could be the next Miguel Tejada, the Reds would have gotten more than Arrojo.
If you put Aaron Harang and Arroyo on the Red Sox this year, which makes the rotation?
Then why get less for WMP than the Reds got for Guillen?
Let's make one thing clear. I was not against moving WMP. Well maybe a little, but I understand the need to acquire good starting pitching, but Arroyo wasn't much different than Dave Williams last year. Does anyone know what kind of park Pittsburgh plays in?