Originally Posted by Kc61
If you upgrade Mr. Encarnacion with a better righty hitter, say Beltre, then you've accomplished the goal. I didn't say the Reds need multiple righty hitters for every position. Just one major guy for the middle of the lineup.
He can be someone added for left field. Or, he can replace EE at third. Either way works for me.
Once the Reds add this righty bat, they can add Dejesus or anyone else they want to fill other needs, sure. At that point, I just want all around good players.
In what universe does Adrian Beltre hit well? Most notably, he doesn't hit RHPs well at all, struggles mightily against them. He's exactly zero upgrade from Encarnacion at the plate. In fact, given that Encarnacion is still approaching what should be his prime, I'd guess that Beltre would be a net offensive downgrade.
Plus, not adding something you need because you need other stuff too is madness. The Reds should acquire players that would make this a better team. Period.