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    Nov 2004


    In the thread about grading the front office based on this last off season, Griffey012 wrote "I voted a D for dud and not F only because it could have been worse if they traded one of our actual assets along with a bad/mediocre contract to shed more salary. I do like some of the pitcher pickups: C. Perez, Hoffman, Doolittle."

    I focused on the end of the first sentence "worse if they traded one of our actual assets." I can't remember a time when the reds roster contained so many untradable individuals.

    Unless you are giving money away with the contracts you can't really trade Votto, Moustakas, Castellanos, Shogo or Miley.

    I think you could trade Suarez or Senzel, but I don't think anybody in the organization would be pleased with the return.

    You look over the roster at Farmer, Aquino and Garcia and I guess if you get the right partner they could bring something back, but nobody is going to go out of their way to acquire a player like that.

    On the plus side they DO have Gray and Castillo. They could wave the white flag and trade either of those guys for something. It's not a tradable surplus, but they are assets.

    They have two quality major league catchers with a kid ready to take a roster spot. During an offseason where the jettisoned players left and right in the name of salary relief, it's curious that they kept all three of those guys. Between the two of them Barnhart and Casali are a very good hitting platoon that doesn't hurt you on defense and isn't terribly expensive. I would think Stephenson at the very least should get all the at bats going to Casali. The fact that Casali has NOT been dealt likely means I overvalue him.

    Garrett, Winker, Mahle and Lorenzen are assets that could still bring something back in a trade. Other than those guys I don't see much on the reds roster that I would be eager to acquire if I was the gm of another team.

    I mean it's a pretty bleak roster.
    "Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010


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