It seems like for the past 3 years, there's been a persistent rumor that the Reds could've had Westbrook for Kearns. Let's assume that offer was still on the table for Wayne.
Would you rather have had Westbrook than Majewski. The press said that the initial trade with the Nationals, was Majewski for Kearns, and then it was later expanded to the 8 player deal. So, you'd still have the option of trading Lopez + Wagner for all those other guys.
I think I'd rather have Westbrook. The guy is on his way to his 3rd 200 inning season. I know he's not overpowering, but he has a nice 4.19 ERA this year. He has a nice track record, compiling a 4.37 career ERA, despite a rough start his first two seasons.
IMO, it would've helped the Reds a lot more to get 100 innings out of Westbrook for the balance of the season, as opposed to maybe 50 more innings out of Majewski. It would've allowed us to seal up that black hole in the rotation.
Westbrook is 28, which is older than Majewski, but still pretty young.
What are your thoughts?