Tulo has been fantastic this season and healthy to boot. CarGo hasnt been his usual self but he has been dealing with a finger injury all season and should be back after the all star break. The Rockies are fading now 10 games under 500 and while they say they want to build around these 2 how much longer are they willing to try without results. Now if the Reds were able to take on the extra salary I would have no issue moving Leake plus any 3 prispects the Rockies wanted for the 2.
A batting order that goes Hamilton/Votto/Tulo/CarGo/Bruce/Phillips/Mesoraco/Fraizer with Cueto/Bailey/Latos/Simon/Cingrani with Chapman closing equals championship
Last year you wanted to move Hamilton and Mesoraco + the best prospects in the ogranization. Imagine where the Reds would be right now without Hamilton and Mesoraco.
26.5 mil, 36 mil, 37mil, 40 mil - that's what Tulo and Cargo would cost payroll thru 2017. Sure, I'd love that lineup but you cannot forget salary - you just can't and be realistic. You'd need an LA Dodgers type payroll to add them and sign either Cueto or Latos plus you want to give them ANY three prospects? I am thrilled you aren't the GM. The team's finances and farm system would be bankrupt.
"If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade
He's the ONLY man in the NL to hit 30 or more HRs in each of the last 3 seasons. From where I stand, that sounds like consistency...and something to count on.Bruce's offensive numbers are streaky. He is hard to count on.
I used to hear similar talk about Dunn being too streaky while he had remarkably similar numbers for about a 3-4 year period for the Reds as I recall. The vast majority of MLB hitters are at least somewhat streaky within a particular season and I don't get why that irritates some fans so much about particular players. It's just the nature of the game.