That would really suck for Leake (for him) to start back in Triple-A.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
In my lifetime, I can't recall a more exciting time to be a Reds fan than right now.
My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!
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#Dbacks Towers says Gregorious is one of "premier shortstops in baseball." "We think we're a better ballclub today and in the future..."
I may be the only one, but I wouldn't mind seeing Walt deal a little of the "surplus" for a youngster with upside (and controlable years) - maybe a young 3B or corner OFer - a young starter or high-leverage bullpen arm might be nice too.
Indians will be sending reds $3.5MM as well.
So the Reds can win the WS with Choo in CF and Ludwick in LF this year, then trade Leake, Ludwick and a prospect for Upton in the offseason. Plug him at LF alongside Hamilton and Bruce, and go for the 3-peat!
Rosenthal also just said on Twitter that Indians are sending ~$3.5 million to the Reds to account for the difference between Choo and Stubbs' salaries. Wow.