I just don't see where trading Votto for Ellsbury makes any sense at all for the Reds. The Reds already have Chris Dickerson in CF. Dickerson is Ellsbury with more strikeouts and more power. We also have Drew Stubbs in Louisville, who basically projects as the right handed version of Ellsbury. Votto is a solid fielder at first base and a much better hitter than Ellsbury. IMO the Reds would get ripped off if they made this trade.
Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 10-29-2008 at 12:24 AM.
I miss Adam Dunn.
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Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I'm not sure I wouldn't trade Bruce before Votto, but I wouldn't trade either one for Jacoby and probably not anything. I'd trade something for Jacoby, but I'm not sure what. I wouldn't mind the Reds picking up Melky too. He would be outstanding as a 4th outfielder.
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Last edited by Screwball; 10-29-2008 at 05:17 AM. Reason: no good reason
Forget trading Votto for him, isn't handing Dusty Baker a speedy CFer with a .336 OBP just a bad idea in general?
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