Written by Adam Adkins
Published: 01 August 2007
The Reds made a deadline deal! Here’s how it went tonight with a Reds fan I know, who was not aware of the trade.
Did they trade Griffey?
They shipped Dunner out of town didn’t they?
Then who did they trade man?
That’s kind of what the trade was. Boring, uneventful. But I’ll dig into it anyway.
The Phillies Haul
They got an inconsistent right handed pitcher for a young lefty who might develop into a fourth starter, but reeks to the high heavens like a reliever. (Soft tosser…maxes out at 88 MPH…).
Is Lohse really that good? No, he isn’t. That’s the answer your looking for. Lohse can give you a decent LAIM innings, but his new home park will be as helpful to him as his one was, which, by all accounts, was nil. So the Phillies essentially got a middle of the road starter, I guess, for a middle of the road prospect.
The Reds Haul
Why even bother? Lohse is still fairly inexpensive, and at least he’s somewhat dependable. Mat Maloney (the prospect) definitely doesn’t sound like a stud, and he’s already showing a weakness for coughing up the home runs (13 home runs in 120 or so innings.)
So basically, Rivsy dealt a 3 or 4 starter for a C+ prospect. Fantastic.