Re: If you were Wayne...
Reds have two issues. First, they are a .500 team at home. They have to improve at home.
Second, $33 million next year goes to four guys: Milton, Dunn, Griff and Larue. This is too much for those four.
Moves: Milton needs to go to a team with a bigger stadium. Reds need to add two starters who are GABP friendly. This should dramatically help the Reds who have good offensive, but poor pitching numbers at home.
Griff/Dunn -- one should go. They both have good power but at this stage don't provide too much else. At $19 million next year, would trade one and replace with higher BA, better defensive outfielder, even if homers would be reduced.
Larue shouldn't stay unless team intends to play him. From payroll viewpoint, can't carry him at $5.5 M as a backup. If he stays, Ross would go, but I assume it would be Larue who goes.
If the Reds do these things, they will be much better and may even have some money to work with. They also need another middle infielder and closer. If they take care of the starting pitching/outfield/catcher things, I can live with Aurilia and closer by committee for one more year.
Last edited by Kc61; 09-06-2006 at 07:59 PM.