Originally Posted by reds44
From the sound of Krvisky's comments, that is what he appears to be doing.
You also have to factor in - at least keep in the back of your mind, while scanning the FA market and what needs you have to fill - what young, developing players do you have in-house that could be ready this year and a couple years away.
Knowing I have Bailey almost ready, and who could get a late season call up, is not going to keep me from entering the FA market; but it is going to affect who I go after and how much I want to spend/invest.
Then you have a player like Votto, and in a couple years (when Jr is gone), you may have a Jay Bruce.
It's gotta be done incrementally, identifying the needs, and picking up the pieces here and there over the next couple of years.
I know some may not like hearing that, but that is what I believe it's going to take.
Big splash this winter? I guess it depends on how you define "big splash".