Originally Posted by GoGoWhiteSox
Why in the hell would the Reds want to go after Torii Hunter? They already have Griffey, Dunn, Hamilton, Freel (once he's healthy), and Norris Hopper. Don't forget about Jay Bruce waiting in the wings. Why in the world would the Reds want to go after an aging center fielder? They have plenty of outfielders. They have enough hitting as it stands right now. This makes no sense whatsoever.
The Reds need to address their pitching needs. They need another quality starter, and they need to stop getting old, tired, over-the-hill relievers whose best days are behind them.
Freel and Hopper are far from the answer. Freel can't hit and also can't stay healthy. I love the guy but he has no business being a starter. Hopper hit pretty well but is he really a long term solution? I've heard several analysts say his average will drop like a rock once he doesn't get as many infield hits and bunt singles.