Do the Reds need to do something on the trade market? Cueto's brilliance and Leake's reemergence have helped to quiet calls to go get a starting pitcher. The offense, meanwhile, is the still the most prolific in the NL at 4.8 runs/game, while previously inert LF bats have started hitting as if their jobs were on the line. But the team has the 3rd-highest staff ERA in the NL, ranks 11th in ERA+, 4th-worst in the majors in FIP and fourth-worst in the NL in xFIP. The pitching is not very good and is probably being bailed out by the defense about as much as it's being haunted by the walls closing in at Great American Ballpark. Trade deadline talk is the art of the possible - and there don't look to be many, if any, attainable and appealing trade targets. So I guess the better question is: Can they do something?
We know the Reds are worried about the starting pitching and have been sending out scouts to sniff around. Trading Homer Bailey 2010 for Homer Bailey, circa May 2011,, might be one of the best trades available. The only thing holding Hoss back is his health. Time to show those Northern Ohio Nincompoops who the real Master Son is.
|2011 - Homer Bailey||3-2||6||6||0||0||0||0||35.0||33||16||15||5||7||27||3.86||1.14|
|2011 - Fausto Carmona||4-10||17||17||0||0||0||0||102.1||112||75||67||15||33||61||5.89||1.42|
If the Reds make one move before the trade deadline, where should they improve?
This poll is closed
They should just play it all cool-like and do nothin'