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Thread: Why is everyone so ready to trade Kearns or Willy Mo?

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    Re: Why is everyone so ready to trade Kearns or Willy Mo?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Using their age as an idicator there is certainly a strong probablility that they will in the next year or two.
    I agree. That's why other teams would be wise to make a substantial offer for them now. Though it should be noted Kearns only has two years before he enters free agency. Of the two, he's the one who needs to pop immediately in order to increase his trade value inside the Reds' cash-in window.
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    Re: Why is everyone so ready to trade Kearns or Willy Mo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    My fear is Kearns will have another injury-plagued season and his value will be rock bottom. As I said before, he hasn't been the same since Ray King sat on his shoulder.
    Making a trade based on fear wouldn't seem to be a particularly good idea. I don't thing the King injury is a factor at all. If the shoulder wasn't healthy he wouldn't be able to throw the way he does. Kearns was brought up a little early, got hurt, hasn't been able t play everyday and has struggled. His story isn't different from a lot of players who come up in their early 20s.

    The most overvalued commodity on the trade market is young starting pitching, something that trading Kearns won't bring right now anyway. Taking the risk that his value will "bottom out", isn't much of a risk at all at this point.
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    Re: Why is everyone so ready to trade Kearns or Willy Mo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    My fear is Kearns will have another injury-plagued season and his value will be rock bottom. As I said before, he hasn't been the same since Ray King sat on his shoulder.
    Why is that a fear? He had no injuries in 2005.
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    Re: Why is everyone so ready to trade Kearns or Willy Mo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Well, the Reds could have had RHP Jake Westbrook from the Indians for Kearns and the Reds turned that down. IMO, I don't think Westbrook is that bad and he is a sinkerball pitcher which would be suited for the Reds. So, I would revisited Kearns trade talks with Cleveland but if I was Krivsky, I would shoot for Sabbathia, even if it means spicing up the deal.

    You add Sabbathia to go with Harang and Claussen and you have a solid three. As for the fourth and fifth starters, if Wilson and Milton could rebound that would be great. But then you have several young arms you can look at.

    Well put.

    Harang and Claussen are realistically our only 2 starting options around which to build, and we do have a plethora of OF, so someone literally will be the odd man out. Griffey has to OK trades, and I would assume that he would only OK a trade to someone that has a high chance of winning a title. Hopefully we didn't re-up Dunn to sign and trade him, so we'll take him out of the equation. That leaves us with a collection of Kearns/Pena/Denorfia/Rhodes/McCracken/Cruz/Freel/fill in the blank. Bottomline, too many cooks in the kitchen. I've always been a fan of Westbrook, and Sabathia is a solid arm as well, so either would be great to add with Harang and Claussen and then if we had the stones go ahead and just go with a 4 man rotation, so we'd be looking at Harang/Claussen/Westbrook/4th.

    Let's thanks Aaron Boone for leaving town and Brandon Claussen taking his place. Let's thank Jose Guillen for leaving town and Aaron Harang taking his place. It's a simple formula we've established: trade away something at the deadline for something that can help us in 2 years.

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    Re: Why is everyone so ready to trade Kearns or Willy Mo?

    If you think there is anyway we get Sabathia with out Dunn involved you're crazy. I don't think that Pena or Kearns would bring anyone right now that is gonna make this team better long term so why trade them now? I'd rather stand pat and if we're gonna make a trade do it near the trade deadline and find a team that is desperate. I'm not saying we don't have pitching issues because thats like calling the sky blue, however somethings you can't do a quick change. People have been messing up this organization for along time and it's not gonna get fixed in one offseason. We need to be patient.


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