Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
I don't get the Cingrani/Peavy trade at all. Cingrani is a rookie and having a better year. 2012 was first year Peavy had 25 starts since 2008. Ramirez is a slight step up from Cozart but makes a ton more.
Starlin Castro is a great fit, but I don't see Cubs dealing him within the division. Set up man in a walk year is one thing, potential star SS another.
Even after acquiring Matt Garza earlier this week, reports have indicated that the Rangers are looking for offensive upgrades. They've been linked to Alex Rios, Hunter Pence and Kendrys Morales already, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports now reports that the team has had internal discussions about re-acquiring Michael Young, given the news that Lance Berkman could miss the remainder of the season or even retire.
Heyman cautions that a Young trade isn't a likely outcome, and the Rangers are still more focused on adding outfield bats as they await the fate of Biogenesis-connected outfielder Nelson Cruz. The Yankees, Red Sox and Reds are all said to be considering Young as well.
Young could provide something something off the bench
No way do the Reds need that salary
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Young would definitely be an improvement off the bench over Hanahan, but how much is that worth in a trade? Especially factoring in the money... don't see it happening.
All Young really gives you is a nice batting average that has dropped in recent years from the .300 level to the high .270's. He can't play any position well.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
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