I have noticed how his name has been tossed around lately as a trade chip. I would like to state right now no damn way I trade him at all! I love Johny Cueto but would deal him before Leake. Leake showed great poise and was expected to do nothing and yet in the 1st half of the season was arguably the Red's best starter.
Maybe I have become gun shy but after seeing the Uggla deal I truly believe the Reds can add an impact bat without having to give away any starter of value to acquire a reasonable LF and possible SS to add to this team. I also love having pitching depth and am in no hurry to see it dealt away.