Bailey for Rios maybe?
Why would we trade away one strength in our biggest weakness to overload our outfield even more?
Unless there is another pending move....
I'm a big fan of Rios, if we truly are going after him does this mean we are unloading on Griffey, Hamilton, or Dunn? Rios has a TON of upside and is only 24 or 25 I believe.Elliott also said the Reds are interested in Alex Rios. If the Giants are pondering sending Tim Lincecum to the Jays for him, I imagine the Reds would have to counter with Homer Bailey. Bailey, however, is less proven than Lincecum.
I'd rather see us get pitching, but if we somehow go Bailey for Rios then trade Dunn/Griff/ or Hamilton for Bedard or another pitcher then I would be even more happy with this move.
The only way a move like Bailey for Rios would happen is if WK plans on dealing Hammy or another outfielder for a SP.
How about Hamilton and Votto?
One other interesting thing
Rios is 6'5, could he possibly go to first base?
Send Bailey + spec to Toronto for Rios
Hamilton, Votto, etc for Bedard.
Move Rios, Griff, or Dunn to first.
Anyone know if Rios has played first base before or how good his outfield defense/arm is?
I would have to think if we traded Bailey for Rios that Bruce would have to be included for Bedard. Bailey, Bruce for Bedard, Rios?
Maybe its some type of 3-way thing where
Jays end up w/ Bailey
Giants end up w/ Hamilton & Votto & others
Reds end up w/ Rios & Lincecum
Essentially you would be trading Hamilton, Votto, 3-4 prospects for Alex Rios. That is not a good idea. IMO, this would be much better if it involved Bedard or Haren, but not Lincecum.
I have been a fan of Rios for awhile and he would be an excellent bat to add the RH pop along with BP and EE.
JH,Dunn,Jr,Votto and eventually Bruce has the scale tipped a little too far to the left.