Re: Moves I would make
1. The bench needs right handed hitters. Hairston, Cabrera, somebody needs to come up. But if fans think this is the major problem, I disagree.
2. Agree that Bruce should be up soon, but probably it's too early. He's down at AAA for seasoning, let him stay for awhile longer. Maybe Memorial Day. Patterson is in a terrible slump, should be dropped to lower in the batting order.
3. Mainly, the Reds need to start re-tooling the starting 8 position players. To me, Keppinger and Votto are keepers, apparently very good all around hitters (Votto with power). Bruce, I think, will be another. There is a need for a top notch all around right handed bat (a Derrick Lee type). The current lineup has too many inconsistent hitters prone to long slumps. It's been that way for several years.
4. On the pitching side, Arroyo has to be watched carefully. Wouldn't do anything yet, but he hasn't been the same pitcher since 2006. Happy with the pen, although Weathers needs to show he still has it.
Last edited by Kc61; 04-20-2008 at 09:16 AM.