I was in chat for the game earlier, and Milton's promising start came up as a topic of conversation. I asked whether others would trade Milton at the deadline if he'd had a good first half. Now, when I asked the question, I was going under the assumption that the Reds would not be in contention at the deadline. We've all heard the spin. Milton has to be better this year. So what if he is? Do you deal him at the deadline?
Personally, I'd do it. Teams can have a tendency to overpay for mediocre talent that might get them over the hump. I would hope that Krivsky could get a decent return for Milton. If not, I'd still be happy unloading his contract. GAC made the point that the team needs to get out of a "salary dump" mentality. I can agree with that, but previous management grossly overpaid for average (at best) performers like Casey, Graves, and Milton. The Reds cannot afford to overpay for average. So, if Milton put up the numbers to get a team to bite, I'd ship him in a minute. I might even do it if the team was in contention.
Would you do the same?