Krivsky on the trade
Here's what Wayne Krivsky had to say on the Kyle Lohse-for-Matt Maloney trade and the impending deadline:
On the Maloney: “Matt Maloney is someone our scouts have seen probably his last three or four starts. It was someone – if the Phillies were willing to give him up – we were willing to pull the trigger. Our reports on him are very good – very durable, the Sally League pitcher of the year last year, left-handed, good size, knows how to pitch. We're excited to have him.”
On what they got for Lohse: “We wanted to make a good baseball trade. We feel like we got a guy we can really count on. There was a lot of interest in Kyle we felt like this was the best guy to acquire.”
On trade activity of lack thereof around baseball: “It'll pick up. But I could care less what anyone else does. I'm only worried about the Cincinnati Reds and making us better. I could give a hoot what anyone else is doing. We're busy, I can tell you that. We’re making some calls and we're getting some."
On what the Reds might do: “It takes two make a trade. If it's a transaction that makes sense to our people, we'll make it. If it makes us better, we make it. It's as simple as that.”
On how close Maloney is to the majors: “With any pitcher, any player, they dictate when they move. He's no different from anyone else.”
On interest in Lohse: "He’s been on everybody's radar. There was a lot of interest, many teams. It got down to the point two or three were very active. My preference was not to have Kyle Lohse get on an airplane and got to Washington. I made up my mind that it would be done today before he got on the bus because it would have awkward.”
On Lohse as a Red: "Kyle Lohse has tremendous stuff. He's a good big league pitcher. I'm sure he would tell you that he hasn't been consistent enough. This is a tough deal. There's not higher league than here. It's not a easy game to play. You take the good with the bad, the ups and downs. You try to get better.
"Keep it simple stupid. It goes for being a GM, too. I got my ups and downs."