Dunn and cash means the Reds are going to get good players back. Maybe Parker after the August 15th timeline. I hope I don't regret this but I'm going to trust Jocketty.
I may have missed this discussion earlier on, but is Dallas Buck any good?
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
I don't think the two guys are filler. There was are reason that the Reds and Dbacks went down to the wire before this trade was completed.
Jocketty built the Cards into a powerhouse in the central. He built a WS champ and a team that went to the playoffs year in year out. IMO Jocketty isn't an idiot and there was a reason he traded Dunn to the DBacks. The Reds as an organizatoin "aren't drunk"
To me Dunn was overvalued by Redszone. When 4/5 of the teams in baseball don't put in a claim for Dunn that tells me something. He also spent the last two trading deadlines commanding very little in return.
1-9 without Griffey and we just traded our top run producer.
While I had to admit that the season ended after being swept by the Nationals, this officially lays it to rest. This makes Encarnacion our top home run threat (1/3rd as many as Dunn), and makes Phillips our RBI leader.
It will be extremely ugly from here on out. And perhaps for another few years.
Dunn finishes 4th in Reds history with 270 career homeruns. He became my favorite players when he was called up on July 20th of 2001. It's a shame the Reds didn't surround him with better talent. I'll miss him a lot.
I miss Adam Dunn.
I'd be willing to bet the other 2 prospects are Gerard Parra(OF) and Brooks Brown(SP) both are in AA Mobile.