About 17 hours after the trade deadline I’m finally ok with the Reds staying content at the deadline and not giving up Cingrani and
some prospects for a player that will likely only be here for 50 games. Don’t get me wrong I always thought we’d make a move, the asking price for everyone this year was way to high.
Throughout the day yesterday there were rumors that the Reds had inquired about the Giants unorthodox outfielder Hunter Pence only to find out that the asking price for him was astronomical. Then around the deadline at 4pm there was another hot rumor that the Reds were in talks to acquire Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez only to see that fall apart also.
The entire trade deadline this season was relatively boring. Teams that were expected to be sellers wanted to sell but over valued their players to the point no one wanted them. The idea the Reds would give up Tony Cingrani, Billy Hamilton and another prospect is ludicrous but I guess it never hurts to ask.
Leading up to the deadline I was a firm believer the Marlins would try to trade Giancarlo Stanton and we would be waiting there with Chapman and another player. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.
Walt Jocketty is content with the team he has on the field, while he is content Reds nation is growing increasingly restless especially after that five game slide. Everyone expected the to add a bat but with Ludwick starting a rehab assignment soon it appears the Reds assumed it wasn’t worth it to add a bat.
Coming off a win Wednesday the Reds return home to GABP for a weekend series against the Cardinals who have lost 7 straight. If Cincinnati can sweep their season continues, if they are swept this season may just need to be tossed in the trash.