Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Is this a great country or what?

So they have this new network called MLBN where you get 24 hour baseball coverage in HD. Awesome. (I know frequent reader and commentator Blumer is already on board!)

Joe Magrane is one of the commentators. You'll remember him from his days as a Cardinal, but he's now a radio commentator with the Rays. He was asked about the Reds' rotation and here's what he said:

Current rotation: Harang, Arroyo, Volquez, Cueto, and Owings.

He said he would trade Arroyo and Harang and sign Randy Wolf (a lefty) and Jon Garland (a ground ball guy -- and current Blue Sox player). This is actually pretty intriguing, but of course would depend on who they get for Arroyo and Harang. But I bet you could get some pretty good bats for those two guys.

What do you guys think? Trade those two are make a run with them and the current offense? Is Micah Owings really the fifth starter? And if he is, the Dunn trade looks a lot better doesn't it?


Jon Williams said...

I wouldn't say never but I would have to get a ton back to trade my two most experienced starters. Especially if part of the plan is signing two effective but non-special and aging pitchers to put in their place.

The funny thing thing is the two guys that kinda fit the game plan as a short term power options in left field are Dunn and Griffey.

Dave Zahniser said...

Maybe we should have kept one of the two.

Scott Blume said...

I am for keeping Harang. Let's be honest, he has not pitched like the '08 season for years. It was just one of those years. Bronson, maybe so. I am waiting for the Reds to make a real move to improve the offense. What's taking so long.

Dave Zahniser said...

Today's Enquirer is reporting that the Reds may be done. The thinking is they don't want to spend just to spend, but that it has to be the right fit. Sounds like BS to me.