The Reds finally have some decent starting pitching depth, but no lefty starters in contention for the rotation. I'm surprised they haven't added somebody, whether a AAA player or an injury risk, to provide some more depth and a lefty. I suggest they sign Mark Mulder (he's unsigned and has to be pretty affordable) or try and trade for Kei Igawa. Igawa is having a great spring and has torn up AAA since his arrival in the states. Of course, the Yanks would have to pick up some of the salary, but a lot of the cost for Igawa was in the posting fee, which has already been paid. Would the Yanks take Keppy as an alternative to Ransom? Mulder would be an injury risk, but could make a difference in the second half if some of our young guys wear down.
We need offense, but I would rather see a deal like this to add some pitching depth and a lefty.
Mike Mussina, Hall of Famer
4 weeks ago