Keep Mike Leake

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 16:  Mike Leake #44 of the Cincinnati Reds poses during Photo Day on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona.  (Photo by Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Leake

Mike Leake

I understand the business of sports, but I’d like to see the Reds not trade Mike Leake. They probably will tomorrow or the next day, but I’d like for them not to. He is our household’s favorite player. It’s rare nowadays you get to watch a player play his whole career with one team, and I’d like to see that here. Leake went straight to the majors after being drafted and has only spent one game in the minors in his career. He is a crafty pitcher and a good batter, and his last 4 games have been otherworldly (4-0, 0.60 ERA). The Reds have a chance to re-sign him in the offseason. Even if they don’t, they’ll get a compensatory pick (basically a pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds of the draft). I doubt the Reds would get much more than the equivalent of a first-round pick for Leake, so it doesn’t make sense to me to trade him. KEEP LEAKE!

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