From the Enquirer:
The Reds traded the outfielder to the Oakland A’s for two players to be named and cash Friday.
The deal basically was agreed to in spring training, but then Denorfia injured his elbow making a throw March 23.
The emergence of Josh Hamilton, coupled with prospects like Jay Bruce and Drew Stubbs, made Denorfia expendable.
“We hate to give up Deno,” Krivsky said. “He’s a tremendous individual. He plays the game the right way. He has tremendous makeup. He’s a real credit to the organization.”
One player the Reds receive from the A’s might be announced in a day or two. The other will be announced in a few months.
Krivsky said Jared Burton, the Reds’ Rule 5 pick from Oakland, is not involved in the deal.
The deal makes sense and most of us (the editors) believe Denorfia was never going to be any more than a 4th outfielder / part time player. Let’s hope that Krivsky gets someone that can help the team in the future.
I am kind of surprised that Burton isn’t part of this deal…seems logical to me.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.