In part two of my trade deadline evaluation, I look at Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Atlanta Braves.
Furthermore, the Rockies could have traded Brian Fuentes – and maybe even Garret Atkins, if there were any decent offers – without hurting their chances this season substantially, as Ian Stewart can replace Atkins and the
But the real reason the Reds are losers is their failure to deal Adam Dunn. It’s highly unlikely that Dunn will re-sign with the team for the future, and I find it hard to believe that no team was willing to offer a package more enticing than two draft picks in the 2009 draft. Perhaps I am wrong – and if so, kudos to the Reds for not dealing him – but it seems like the Rays, Mets, and Diamondbacks, among others, could have used Dunn’s bat and were in a position to put together a package better than two picks. If the Reds were willing to deal Griffey for minimal return, why not deal Dunn for an even-better return?