To an article that Mark Polishuk of mlbtraderumors.com wrote Chad Ocho Cinco would probably say it best “Child Please”. Yesterday this “sports writer” wrote that the Reds could possibly trade young stars Brandon Phillips or Joey Votto to help rid the team of high priced veterans Bronson Arroyo or Aaron Harang. C’mon son, I mean really, like really. This is the best you got. This is the best suggestion you have for the reds cutting payroll. That’s like constructing a building and halfway through deciding, you know what, lets remove the cornerstone and see if we can’t find another one.
Does this man really expect that building not to fall? Does he expect it will just float there till Jay Bruce, Juan Fransisco, and “Star Prospect” Yonder Alonso show up. First of all Mark, Yonder Alonso isn’t a star, he only has 31 hits in AA ball. Sure he hit .295 but really you ready to just cast off the reds best player because in 3 years he MIGHT be really good.
And second its called GRAVITY. You take Brandon Phillips or Joey Votto out of that lineup and the whole thing will come crashing down. The next 3 years would go right down the hole, mark it down right now. Mark is obviously just some guy throwing around quick suggestions for 30 teams, but really doesn’t know two things about the teams that he is discussing.
Bob Castellini wants to win NOW. Trading for Scott Rolen proves that, and trading either of those players would completely go against everything he is trying to do. Do the reds need to cut salary? Sure. Is it possible Arroyo or Harang could be traded? No doubt. But saying that the reds are going to trade two of their best players to do so…..As the great eight five would say “Child Please”!! Try writing when you have a real idea Mark!