Perez and Redding have been money for us this year. They have helped our youngsters and have given us a chance to win almost every game. The best apart their situation is that they will be commodities come trading time or if we don't like the offers, keep 'em around here.
But as far as getting pwned by Backe, it's like what do you expect. As I've said a million times, injuries are on thing, but if you're not going to spend money @ the MLB level then this is what you should expect to get.
Sure we have a glut of pitching prospects, but other than Marrero/Burgess (who won't see the big leagues until 2010 @ the earliest) we don't have too many stud hitters. Leonard Davis came out of nowhere we'll see how he does. Bill Rinehart seems like an interesting play. All of our 2b/ss prospects are years from reaching the bigs.
That's why I say you make a deal for Holliday and get him signed for a multi year contract.