Not to mention, it would be nice to get a lefty in the rotation.
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I'd be disappointed if both Wood and Maloney are still with the organization in August. I'd have to guess one of them will be included in a trade package, otherwise it is almost a waste of resources.
Great to see Travis doing so well. He has really established himself as a major league ready top prospect.
Hopefully Wood keeps raising his trade value.
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The Reds need the bolster this year for the stretch run. Wood might turn out to be great but he also very likely could top out at being the #4 starter he was always projected to be. Again, I'm not advocating trading him just to trade him, but if the sell-high opportunity is there and the Reds can strengthen their rotation for the stretch run, I'm all over it. Maloney & LeCure can handle the spot-starting duties for this year and next.
But Beni...and I see your point 100%, but you cannot give up a Travis Wood for a half year rental of a Cliff Lee...that is not good baseball....I say that with hopes of Travis Wood being a 6-8 year vet of a MLB staff...he has good enough stuff to keep him around with the right leadership. Now if Cliff Lee would sign here then thats a whole other option. I would trade Maloney or Lecure for a rental of Lee though....just not Wood.
Off of Twitter:
Travis Wood since May 18th has posted this line: 1.62 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 11 walks in 55.2 innings.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...s-farm-report/We have a primarily left-handed lineup against a tough lefty pitcher throwing the way he was not the best match-up for us. You saw some textbook pitching out there today.- Norfolk interim manager Bobby Dickerson on Travis Wood (The Virginian-Pilot)
He located all of his pitches, fast, slow, up, down. He had command of the strike zone all night and was locating everything.- Norfolk catcher Michel Hernandez on Wood
I miss Adam Dunn.