Originally Posted by edabbs44
Dunn, Griffey, Hamilton, Bruce, Votto.
Those are 5 bats who are either here now or are knocking on the door who are lefty.
They are 26th in the majors in OPS vs LHPs this season.
Cincy's secret weapon vs LHPs is now on the Mets.
All of that adds up to a problem.
Yeah, too many LH bats can sink a franchise. Just ask the Yankees. It's been a thorn in their side ever since they got that Babe Ruth guy from the Red Sox.
Certainly the Reds could stand to improve vs. LHPs, but there are LH hitters who can hit LHPs. Dunn and Jr. have both been solid against LHPs during their careers.
Also, the five guys you mentioned literally can't all take the field at the same time, so that's four LH hitters on any given day and in no, way, shape or form does half your lineup being LH constitute an overload.