Re: Needs and Luxuries: Cincinnati Reds
Yeah '09 is our year to be serious contenders. Let Volquez, Bailey, and Cueto (I guess Maloney) take their lumps this year. And who knows maybe 1,2, maybe even all suprise us and put up winning records. We then will have a better idea of our rotation in '09.
Once next offseason comes around with Griff, Stanton, prob Hatty, and maybe Dunn off the books we go out and sign a Carl Crawford or Milton Bradley type outfielder and a Derick Lowe or Ben Sheets type starter and you can look foward to a 2009 Central Championship and possible WS birth w/o losing any of the Big four. The only question we would have would be catcher
We could look at a 2009 lineup of (not batting order)
C Ross?/Tatum?/ Perez?
OF If Crawford signed
Crawford, Bruce, Dorn
OF is Bradley signed
Dorn, Bradley, Bruce
Bailey/Arroyo if Bailey doesn't make it
Volquez/Arroyo if E-Vol doesn't make it
Cueto/Arroyo if Cueto doesn't make it
If all three are impressive we got some trading chips in Belise and Arroyo, could net us something useful like a catcher we migth need
Last edited by redhawk61; 01-15-2008 at 02:21 PM.