I agree with your sentiments regarding Torreyes. I hate to see him go too. In fact I imagine the Reds hated to trade him. Just because the Reds traded him does not mean they don't think he is going to be good. If he does well it will not prove the Reds were wrong. The Reds did not give up on Torreyes. If you want to obtain the best reliever in the majors over the last two years you have to give up some good prospects you would rather not give up. The fact Torreyes was a key part of a deal to obtain such a good pitcher indicates that he is a coveted asset. Bad players don't get traded -- because nobody wants them. Getting traded is a compliment because it proves you are good enough that another team wants you.
We oughta have you tell the players when they've been traded haha...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.
Thank you, and most
importantly, enjoy yourselves!
RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball