Monday, February 1, 2010

Reds and A's Make Non-Sensical Deal: Does This Matter?

In a deal that can be summed up in one word, "Why?", the Reds acquired Aaron Miles and a player-to-be-named-later, or cash from the A's for Willy Taveras and Adam Rosales, according to Buster Olney on twitter.

This deal couldn't make less sense for either team, in my opinion. The A's now have 800 center fielders, roughly, on their roster. No they don't, but seriously, I'd be interested to see how the A's will have playing time in the outfield for Taveras, Sweeney, Coco Crisp, Jack Cust, Rajai Davis, Travis Buck and Jake Fox (also considering the DH spot).

As for the Reds, they now have a hole in centerfield. Drew Stubbs or Chris Dickerson are probably the candidates to be their current starter. One has only played 42 major league games, while the other finished the year dealing with injuries.

Mets Fever is wondering the same thing I am, does this have anything to do with the Mets trading for Matthews Jr? Maybe he won't be the fifth outfielder after all. Maybe this is just another step in the Mets landing a pitcher from Cincinnati, while dealing a centerfield candidate like Matthews or Pagan. I mean, we have been told that any Mets/Reds deal would be complicated and require a bunch of work. Maybe that's where this is heading...

I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

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