Since we have gotten Opening Day out of the way, it is time for Wayne K. to start making his moves. And what better way than to get that closer the Reds need:
Reds trade RHP Todd Coffey to Houston for RHP Brad Lidge.
Last I heard, the Astros are entertaining offers for Lidge, whom they think needs a change of scenery. Lidge hasn't been the same since he gave up the home run to Pujols two years ago. And blowing his first save of the season yesterday, it didn't take the boo birds long to get on him. The Astros can turn the closing chores over to Dan Wheeler while Coffey can help with the setup role along with Chad Qualls.
For the Reds they get a veteran closer in Lidge while Stanton and Weathers move to the setup roles. Losing Coffey is offset with the young arms the Reds have in the pen and at Louisville (Majewski, Bray & Salmon). Opinions?