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Reds Interested In Huston Street?

Posted on: July 23, 2008 1:20 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2008 3:50 pm

Up until today, the list of known Huston Street suitors included the Mets, White Sox, Dodgers, and Brewers (though the Dodgers and Brewers may be out).  The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser tosses a new club into the mix: the Reds.

It's an interesting development; the Reds are nine games out of the wild card.  Of course, that didn't stop the Astros from making an acquisition.  And unlike Randy Wolf, Street is under team control through 2010.  On the other hand, Street could earn more than $5MM next year and the Reds are already paying Francisco Cordero $12MM in '09.

For discussion's sake...would a Street-Adam Dunn swap make any sense?  We know that the A's are lingering around on Jason Bay discussions.  Dunn isn't under contract for '09, but he should be good for two draft picks.  Walt Jocketty and Billy Beane matched up once before, on the Mark Mulder-Dan Haren deal. 


Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2008 3:34 pm

Insane. Utterly and completely insane.

This deal makes absolutely no sense. Dunn is due to walk at the end of this year. The Reds SHOULD resign him, but apparently Cincy fans are too stupid and want to run him out of town. Even so, Dunn will yield two top picks if signed by another club. He is insanely valuable both as a player and as a token.  Those two picks are cheaper and potentially more valuable than a closer with an injury history.

Huston Street is an arbitration eligible closer. He will never be more overvalued than he is right now. Surely...SURELY this can't possibly true.

Walt Jockety should be shot if he makes this deal

Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2008 3:05 pm

Reds Interested In Huston Street?

This makes sense to me. It's obvious the Reds want to go young and have learned that you can never have too many talented arms. Under control through 2010, Street could either replace Cordero and his big contract (assuming the Reds might deal him before the deadline or in the offseason); or the Reds could deal Street to help fill other needs. We know the Reds aren't interested in keeping Dunn and he's getting limited interest on the trade market. Since Dunn can nix deals to 10 teams, the Reds would be lucky to get anything for him. It doesn't sound like a great deal for Oakland, unless there are some prospects added in there we haven't heard about.

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