Implications of the Hamilton trade
Just finished my Sunday Insider for the paper -- how about those Bearcats, by the way? -- the gist of the Insider is the odds of the Reds getting Erik Bedard are not good in the wake of Josh Hamilton trade.
Baltimore has backed off the insistence that Jay Bruce be in the deal. But the Orioles want three top prospects. That probably means Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto and Joey Votto. The Reds probably aren't going to do that.
I can see why. If Bedard walks after two years, the trade would be a disaster if even two of the three panned out.
I still think the Reds will add a veteran starter, just not one in Bedard's class.