Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/14/14
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There are a few Reds who are under performing. And by a few, I mean about 80% of the roster. Of them, few have been met with the disdain that Mat Latos has received. I've read comments all across Reds blogs and message boards saying things such as "We traded our future for this?", "Maybe the Padres will trade us back Boxberger for Latos straight up!" or "He's just another Petco product!" And this is without touching on what's been said to his wife on twitter. Latos was brought in with the expectation that he would be the Reds future ace. The team gave up a lot or a player that doesn't become a free agent until 2016. When you pay that kind of price for a player this young, expectations are high. Some have said this is a risky move from the start, citing the rumors of Latos being a head case. Others are saying that giving up Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso was way too high of a price to pay. Latos hasn't exactly come ou...
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