Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Gonzo played 153 games and had 52 doubles last year. I think those are both great reasons to be interested in his services, no matter how old he was last year.
And the Reds have plenty of old guys? Okay, there's Cormier, Griffey, and Hatteberg. I'll even give you Juan Castro. But who else on the team is old? 32-year-old Jason LaRue? 31-year-old Eric Milton?
And what lesson can be learned from giving Hollandsworth 68 at-bats that could be applied to signing Luis Gonzalez?
It seems like some of your minds are more closed than a bank at 9:00 PM when Christmas falls on a Saturday.
I agree if the price is right and the contract is short. (Like $3 Million for 1 year). 1B is the area in need of a short term
upgrade IMO. I play him there. If the Reds are out of the race, trade him for a prospect. An old guy at 1B who hits better than Hat is exactly
what is needed there. Upgrades the 2007 line-up and bench and doesn't block anyone long-term. The fact that he can play the OF if needed is a bonus.
Worse things could happen than having more power at 1B with a decent LH Hitter on the bench (both on affordable 1 year deals), both possibly bringing in organizational depth in future trades with a high ceiling prospect almost ready to take over.
What's the downside again?