Re: Reds have talked to agents for Baldelli, Rivera, plan to talk Burrell
Originally Posted by Cyclone792
I don't want to turn this into a Dunn thread, but if the Reds are seriously considering either of those three guys then they ought to just bring Dunn back.
Rivera can't find first base. Burrell is an older, slower, less productive, and worse defender than Dunn. I like Baldelli when he plays, but signing Baldelli would just mean that Norris Hopper would get 75 starts in left field.
Acquiring a guy like Jermaine Dye makes sense in the fact that A) he's actually good, and B) he's likely just a stopgap until Alonso forces the Reds' hands with Votto and the first base/left field situation.
Why pay $11M plus Homer Bailey and prospects for a one year stopgap when we can sign somebody like Rivera and/or Baldelli and possibly get a high reward out of them