John Fay has a Q&A with Wayne Krivsky today. It’s a lot of nothing (Bailey will go at his own pace; He’s glad to have Dunn around; Narron will sort out the closer situation; Castellini is great to work with), but there’s one interesting comment on the Kearns/Majewski trade:
“It’s like any trade. You have to give it some time to see how it shakes out over time. Even the (Aaron) Harang-for-Jose Guillen trade – from what I understand – there were people saying, ‘What are you doing getting a guy like that for a proven guy like Guillen?’ It turns out it was a good move. When you’re dealing with young players, it takes years. I’m satisfied with what we got. I don’t like the circumstances of getting a player who was hurt at the time of the trade. We’ll deal with that.”
This is ludicrous. I don’t remember anyone complaining about the Guillen trade, at the time. Even the least-informed fans knew that Guillen had two months left on his contract, was due for a big payday, and had no long-term position (the Reds had Jr, Dunn, Kearns, and WMP). Everybody was in favor of trading Guillen – and comparing Guillen to Kearns and Lopez is insulting to any real fan. I don’t really expect Krivsky to admit a mistake (though I wish he would do it), but he’s hiding behind Aaron Harang’s success, basically.