Who would people rather trade: Wood or Volquez?
"I could watch video of Griffey swinging all day. It's like baseball porn." - C. Trent Rosecrans
2008 Reds Record When I Attend: 9W - 5L
2009 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 2L
2010 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 0L
2011 Reds Record When I Attend: 0W - 1L
From Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,3409335.storyThe Cliff Lee sweepstakes is heating up, with the Reds and possibly even Yankees joining the Twins at the forefront. A.J. Burnett's problems have forced GM Brian Cashman to reconsider waiting for free agency to take his shot at Lee. A team trading for the Mariners starter in the next couple of weeks would owe him only about $4.5 million, which puts him on the radar for even a mid-payroll team such as the Reds. …
I miss Adam Dunn.
Question: Isn't Maloney more of a flyball pitcher? I can't remember too much about how he pitched when he was up to pitch for the Reds, but I thought he was the one who's got more of those flyball tendancies. I'd rather trade him along with Alonso and whoever for Lee since Maloney's pitching tendancies would seem to suit Safeco pretty well. That big park sounds like it would be perfect for him. He doesn't seem to be too high up on the Reds list at the moment even though he isn't having a horrible year so why not put him in the deal instead of Wood? JMHO of course.
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Exactly. Maloney is 26 and he's not going to be worth very much to the Reds on the trade market. He will be a third guy in a deal (step just above "throw-in") if there is in fact a blockbuster in the works.
In the end what Jocketty does will probably be the right thing.
He hasn't made a bad trade yet as GM of the Reds.
Some questionable signings, but got value for Griffey, Dunn,
Encarnacion and even moved Taveras. So if he gets Lee, I'm
Sure he will get value for the deal. I just hope hope hope Wood
Is still a Red after the deal is made. Cause the deal is going to happen.
If you can't be a good example... then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels...
there's nothing like bowling a 300 game! 13 now and retired.
Ricky henderson has a higher OBP than C. patterson and he's retired. C. Trent 6-14-2008
I went back and looked at when Walt has made "buyer" deals in the past, when he had contending teams. It seems they were all closer to the deadline than I remembered.
McGwire, Woody Williams, Chuck Finley, Scott Rolen (the first time) all were late July. He did grab Jeff Weaver on July 5 in 2006.
I mention this as a means of asking: when do you think a Lee deal happens? Not that it will happen with the Reds/Walt, but when do you think it will happen at all?
I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.