Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I see Votto as a key inexpensive component of the offense for the next few years. With the expected decline of Griffey, I don't see how you can move him, especially now that the O is weakened.
I think if they can find another 6IP, 3 runs guy for middling talent (like, say, Lohse for Germano and a 2nd-tier prospect), that's what they'll do.
Yeah I thought Hatte was as stop gap for Votto, and with Kearns and Lopez gone, guys like Votto and Bruce should be untouchable.
The Reds will need a #4-#5 starter, but have no idea who they'd give up to get him - Aurillia/Claussen/minor league arms?