Originally Posted by flyer85
unless you go completely outside the box it seems as if the Reds will be stuck with the conventional wisdom that you must have speed(at the expense of OBP) at the top of the lineup.
It does look that way. Lots of managers prefer speed at the top, regardless of OBP. It will be interesting to see what happens to the youth movement if Dusty is brought in. Will he be willing to have three youngsters like Votto, BP, and EE in the infield? What about Jay Bruce? What kind of shot will he get? A lot of the young bullpenners could be finding new homes as well.