Josh won the AL MVP
Josh won the AL MVP
We only live in patches. - H. G. Wells
What a great comeback story. Hopefully he keeps it up for years to come.
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking
Pretty awesome considering two of my all time favorite players getting both MVP's in the same year.
And there's probably people on here that still think the Hamilton/Edinson trade worked out well for us.
Congrats to Josh. I hope it's the first of many and I hope he keeps on the straight and narrow path for himself and his family's sake.
As for the trade, the Reds needed starting pitching at the time. Where the Reds are now and where they were then are night and day.
It's too easy to look at Josh now and say it was a bad trade. He was a drug and alcohol risk at the time, and he has also been quite injury prone. And nobody knows how much damage he has done to his body with those abusive years.
I had mixed feelings about the trade at the time, but understood why they did it.
Congrats to Josh.
"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
Most said it was a bad trade from day one, the Texas press was amazed how much they got for their leftover garbage
Texas had given up on Edinson, and to this day he has only had 3 good months in his whole career
He trade would not have happened if not for club house cancer Phillips whining to management about Josh
I still hate that damn trade.
Love the trade. You make that trade 10 times out of 10 times.
But, that now makes two (or is it more) MVP's we've traded away.
It's a consensus opinion that the REDS MUST have an ACE to win a World Series. That's not debatable.
It's also not debatable that as a small-market club, we don't have the money to sign an ACE as a Free Agent.
That only leaves picking one up via trade or bringing one through the entire draft process and minor league system.
Because of this, that trade gets made 10 out of 10 times, as we are still looking for an ACE.
We don't need a CenterFielder, nor do we need a Left-Handed Power bat that hits for average, too.
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