Krivsky speaks, Day II
The Reds haven't been getting mentioned much -- except maybe here -- when it comes to speculation about the top starters on the trade market -- Erik Bedard, Dan Haren, Dontrelle Willis. That doesn't mean they aren't trying to get those type of players.
"I never said that," Wayne Krivsky said. "I've never said we haven’t connected with the clubs with the higher-end pitchers. I’m looking at anyway I can to improve the team."
Reading between the lines here, that tells me that the Reds maybe aiming higher than expected. Like they did with Francisco Cordero. If they are, Krivsky would do so as quietly as possible.
"Some people like to talk more than I do," he said.
I asked Krivsky if the Reds might be willing to trade pitching for different pitching.
"To get a quality starting pitcher you’re going to have to give up something of quality," Krivsky said. "That goes without saying. To subtract from one area where you might be weak in then substitute another . . . if upgrades you fine. But typically you deal from area where you have more depth to fill an area where you’re light."
"There’s not many teams that have depth in starting pitching right now. There are a few."
Reading between the lines, again, that may mean the Reds are willing to part with Homer Bailey in the right deal.