Re: If you were Wayne...
I posted this over on RL this morning..
I think the Reds should try to get Vernon Wells from the Blue Jays. Excluding prospects named Bailey and Bruce.. Offer them some of the other top tier prospects. This offense is pittiful and could more than use Wells. Either move Junior over to RF or have Wells play RF. Hollandsworth may or may not be brought back and would only serve as a 4th OF'er and bump Chris Denorfia out of a job unless they can move him. Denorfia has proven his worth at the AAA level.
I also think we need to go after a SP. If we get Wells then I think we may not have the funds for a star ace and our money might be better off in a Ted Lilly and possibly Adam Eaton and or Mark Mulder (incentive based contract). But if we don't obtain a Wells then spend the big bucks on a Jason Schmidt, Barry Zito, Mark Beurhle, or Mike Mussina and also try to sign Eaton and or Mulder on incentive based contracts. This team can't afford to always having to rely on the Bullpen as we saw most our aquisitions go towards upgrading the pen.
Closer.. tough question. I think Bray, Coffee, and Belisle could fill that void and think each should be tested in the remainder of the season and Spring Training.
I think with if the aboved mention were to happen that this team is contenders next year and for years to come