Originally Posted by dougflynn23
While it's hard to say you love anybody on this list, I wouldn't mind it at all if the Reds took a flyer on Mitch Jones from the Yankees organization. He is 28 years old and has struggled to hit for average at the AAA level, but he has considerably above average power, is a right handed hitter, and can play three positions (1B, RF, LF) at a competent level. He's a nice guy to have at AAA for a short term fill in, and you never know if a hitting coach with a different philosophy might help his approach. As an added possibility....Bucky Dent was his 2005 manager at AAA Columbus in his best year to date in the minors.
He will always be one of the guys I root for. I went to the Clippers game (my first Clippers game ever) in 2005 where he hit for the cycle. My friends and I just left the game going "Who the heck is Mitch Jones?" But from then on he was "our boy Mitch."