The question is:
How healthy is he?
If he's healthy, he's the best option for the Reds.
I'd trade Bailey, Janish, and Heisey for him in a second.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
IF he's healthy.......he's the tablesetter this team needs. But he has only one year left on his contract, so he's a one and done.
"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
I always felt he was a bit overrated.
His biggest asset is his speed, and when he's hurt, what else does he do? He doesn't hit for power, and he doesn't get on base (.321 OBP last year)
I think this would be a great pickup, and a perfect fit. I would really like this move a lot. A legitimate LF/cleanup hitter to protect Votto along with that would make this team a powerhouse.
This is the Best Reds News I have seen all Off Season...
This would be a huge upgrade over Janish and we would have a Legit Lead Off Hitter...
I hope this is the Christmas Present for the Reds...
My hopes is it is Bailey, Cozart, and another prospect from #10-#20 in the Farm System...
just say NO to the Reyes. His price is to high, he only has 1 season left on the deal and he can not stay healthy. I will take Janish and know I am going to get 150-155 games of good strong D at SS anyday.
•The Reds and Mets have not discussed a potential Jose Reyes trade, GM Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link).
Asked Jocketty about Reyes rumor. "No, we've had no discussions." #Reds
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Good. Reyes is too big a risk for this team's wallet. I wouldn't want to give up Janish's D and really don't want to lose Bailey - I think he's on the cusp of turning in a big year. Not worth a 95 game injured ss with low OBP
Not interested. Janish could undoubtedly put up similar numbers to Reyes' 2010 for about $10,000,000 less.
I think people who are counting on Paul Janish to be a productive full time SS are in for a very rude awakening. I just hope he doesn't get the opportunity.
I like Reyes but the price is probably too high for only 1 year. Focus on the LF power hitter.