Game 66: Reds at Brewers

Hamilton 8
Frazier 5
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Mesoraco 2
Schumaker 7
Cozart 6
Bailey 1


We need to trade a starting pitcher for a hitter now , it is so obvious now , Back to full strength and we gotta bat Phillips clean-up , I like Brandon but we need a real # 4 hitter ASAP ! Trade Leake or Simon or Cingrani !

In all honesty. If they trade Leake. I’ll be pissed. Cingrani, not to upset but he’s got a ton of upside. Now Simon is a different story. If they can get a #4 hitting caliber outfielder, they HAVE to jump all over it. I know Simon has been lights out and I’m loving what he’s doing. But if you can get a good return for him, the Reds would be stupid not to do it.

It’s what we get back that matters. I think we have to trade ‘quality’ to get ‘quality’, and we have to think about salary. If we trade off a high salary player, we can then obtain a high salary player. But to think we can trade off a medium salary player, say $5-$8m, we can only pull in a player of equal value. Therefore, we need to step it up if we want a real, quality, offensive, player.

If you really want a real #4 hitter it will take someone like Cueto to get it + maybe a prospect or two. No one will trade a legitimate #4 hitter for the other guys mentioned above I wouldn’t believe.

I agree Mitch, I would think any GM worth his salt would want a Cueto or LAtos for a everyday hitter especially a good cleanup one plus as you said some prospects which we can’t afford to deal. Good or bad what you see on the field now is most probably what you are going to see the rest of the year.

Swap phillips in the order with Mesoraco and you have our best lineup. Even Schumaker in lF brings more game.

Yep, I agree. More potential SLG power with Mesoraco.

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