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Old 10-14-18, 09:16 PM
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Cincinnati should petition the NL to have a Designated Fielder.
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Old 10-15-18, 06:18 AM
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Old 10-15-18, 02:53 PM
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Should the Reds consider a trade of bad contracts? Tyler Chatwood is terrible with a 5.3 ERA and an atrocious WHIP of 1.8 At age 28 and owed 25.5M over 2 seasons. A trade of Homer Bailey for Chatwood might make sense for both clubs.

Cubs point of view: Both suck equally as bad but Bailey is under contract for 1 year. They can afford the extra 12.5M next season in order to save it in 2020. That might be enough to cover Bryant's arbitration raise in 2020. Also the luxury tax penalty will be 20%in 2020 as opposed to 10% next season. That's another $1.35M savings.

Reds point of view: It would free up an additional $12.5M for 2019 but reduce 2020 by 13M. Any other FA acquisition contracts could be structured with that in mind.

This type of "bad contract swap" might be beneficial for the Reds and the Cubs.

Your thoughts?
Very interesting idea, and I like it from Reds perspective. But it seems unlikely to occur. Too "out of the box" for Reds mgmt.

Stuff like this has happened in hockey. In 2015 Columbus traded Nathan Horton to Toronto for David Clarkson. Both had back injuries and little chance of ever playing again. Columbus took Clarkson's contract (fewer years, higher $ per year) to get out from under Horton's (more years, lower per year, more salary cap hit down the road). Toronto was in 'win now' mode and wanted some cap room that year. Very interesting and good move by my Blue Jackets.
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Old 10-15-18, 02:54 PM
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Old 10-15-18, 03:53 PM
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Very interesting idea, and I like it from Reds perspective. But it seems unlikely to occur. Too "out of the box" for Reds mgmt.

Stuff like this has happened in hockey. In 2015 Columbus traded Nathan Horton to Toronto for David Clarkson. Both had back injuries and little chance of ever playing again. Columbus took Clarkson's contract (fewer years, higher $ per year) to get out from under Horton's (more years, lower per year, more salary cap hit down the road). Toronto was in 'win now' mode and wanted some cap room that year. Very interesting and good move by my Blue Jackets.
Two wrongs make a right? Nah. My guess is Bailey comes into spring training, unless he's injured or has a horrible spring, he'll be in the rotation. You guys will go bonkers and we'll see how the first couple of months go. Bailey would be the #5 starter at best, so it's nothing to continue to lose sleep over. Our fortunes will be if we can get one or two decent starters over the off season to go with Castillo and DeSclafani. Castillo will be your opening day starter.
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Old 10-15-18, 07:16 PM
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Two wrongs make a right? Nah. My guess is Bailey comes into spring training, unless he's injured or has a horrible spring, he'll be in the rotation. You guys will go bonkers and we'll see how the first couple of months go. Bailey would be the #5 starter at best, so it's nothing to continue to lose sleep over. Our fortunes will be if we can get one or two decent starters over the off season to go with Castillo and DeSclafani. Castillo will be your opening day starter.
Everyone expects Bailey to come to spring training and be in the rotation. It’s hilarious you think everyone doesn’t expect it. Of course he sucks and shouldn’t be a Red next season.
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