With that one sentence, it pretty much summed up the trade for me, and why I've been behind it since the beginning. It really boils down to two ways of looking at things... Would you mortgage some of your future to make it to the playoffs this year? Or do you hold onto them assuming they'll be huge and possibly give you several playoff years later?But the Reds couldn't make the playoffs with the team they had, and now they can.
Personally, I believe you don't pick your year to be a contender. It picks you and you have to go for it. We are a better team in 2006 now than we were. We needed help and Krivsky got it. Our lineup is fluid enough and resilient enough to replace Lopez and Kearns.