I sure hope we don't regret trading Didi for the next ten yrs for a one yr rental (Choo)
Didi's performance in the future doesn't go hand-in-hand with the value of the trade. The Reds went out and grabbed THE best leadoff possible for our situation. You have to part with (blocked) talent to do that sometimes. Sure, it'll be bittersweet if Didi goes on to be an All-Star SS, but Choo is already an All-Star this season, IMO, and that's what we need to focus on. We always value our prospects very highly, but Didi was blocked by the organizational decision to stick with Cozart at SS, which I'm fine with.
Heck, SD has 3 former Reds' players that could end up having VERY good careers but I don't see people bemoaning that trade nearly as much.
Sea Ray (05-07-2013)
If anything, I think the trade bodes well for the Reds. It shows they are willing to part with talented players to improve themselves, hopefully showing other teams they aren't out to swindle them.
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.
I think Didi's future has everything to do with whether this was a good trade or not. If he is a good major league SS for the next ten yrs, was he worth one yr of Choo? I'd say if the Reds make it to the WS, yes. If they miss the playoffs altogether, no. The Reds have to be very careful about trading cheap talent for one yr fixes. We aren't the Yankees. We need cheap, younger players in order to have money to sign guys we need such as Choo or Ludwick
How do people expect to get a talent like Choo? Maybe we should have just offered Corky Miller straight up for Choo....that would have worked right?
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Tom Servo (05-07-2013)
Remember, if Choo is not signed by the Reds they will likley get a 1st round pick, which certainly has great value.
"Under the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the structure has changed. The old Type A and Type B designations are gone. When a player reaches free agency, his former team may make him what is known as a qualifying offer, worth the average amount of the previous season's top 125 salaries -- $13.3 million this offseason."
So to get that pick we have to offer him a contract of $13.3 million or more whatever that average amounts to.
Last edited by DocRed; 05-07-2013 at 01:33 PM.