Originally Posted by Jpup
really both, but hitting is going to become a problem when the Reds go on the road. I think they need someone with a little pop in the bat to come off the bench. Dewayne Wise isn't cutting it. I really think that Belisle could be the answer the the rotation when he comes back.
There are deals out there that the Reds could do that would bring both back. I know that Detroit and the White Sox both need left handed hitting. The both have starting pitching to deal.
As far as hitting, that's really a tough one. I know that Ryan Klesko will be available when he comes back to San Diego. I don't know if he would do too well off the bench, but he could be had for very little considering he is a free agent after the season. It would cost the Reds around 4 million for the rest of the season for Klesko.
If we could get Klesko cheap, I wouldn't be opposed. I'm worried that hitting could become a problem, but I'd rather see that 5th starter position fixed first.
Now, if Belisle is the solution there, then hitting takes priority there.