I completely understand the negativity towards the trade with Washington. On paper, and based on the results so far, it was not a good trade for the Reds. (I'm not nearly as upset as the majority of the posters on here though, as I think Kearns and Lopez will never be outstanding major leaguers...not wanting to argue that here, but just wanted to let everyone know where I stand).
However...why can't this place be a little more positive. If you ask me, "The Trade" last year that will have the most lasting effect on the Reds, positive or negative, was the Arroyo for Wily Mo deal. Just as in the Washington trade seems overwhelmingly in the Nats favor, the Arroyo trade seems overwhemingly in the Reds favor.
Why do I bring this up.....just read through all the recent threads....it seems like people can't get over the Washington trade. Was it a trade made out of desparation...absolutely. However...when looking at the results of the trade and the long term consequences, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Arroyo trade evens that other one out. When we look back at this trade in a few years, I firmly think the Nats trade is going to look like a swap of average major leaguers between 2 clubs, nothing more, nothing less. However, the Arroyo/Wily Mo trade will be the one discussed 5 years from now as having the bigger impact on the Reds positive, or, admittedly negative (who knows, maybe Wily Mo has a 60 HR season in him).
So I ask...am I alone in being sick of hearing about the Nats deal??? I realize that in the scheme of this forum I'm a nobody, but is it too much to ask to just let it go. I'm tired of it. Like I said, I just think it is much ado about nothing.
Thanks for reading my rant. It's time to get excited people...can anyone say pitchers and catchers report????