Originally Posted by dfs
Sign Edmonds and Edgar and a couple of other old farts. Invest in a young shortstop, and more young arms with upside. Nab a young catcher if you can.
This team isn't ready to compete yet. Build a pitching staff for 10.
Pass on the big hitting left fielder for this year. They're not to the point where somebody like that is going to push them over the top.
I agree, but I have a different twist. Grab young promising (or perhaps undervalued) position players whereever you can find them. If it's LF, fine. If it's SS, great.
The Reds are in a position where they need to add talent regardless of the position that it plays in.
No one should be untouchable this offseason, we need to work on increasing the talent base. If that means filling a couple postions (including pitching) with aging stopgaps, so be it.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!