Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
Using your numbers, 4+2+2, that's at least 8 Million we could have spent on something important like, oh I dunno... offense?
And that doesn't even take into account Rhodes.
Weathers + Taveras + Hairston = huge burned pile o cash.
We needed a LHer n the pen and I might have preferred another, but I'm OK with Rhodes. I'm OK with Hairston too. Weathers, Taveras and Lincoln represent about $8;5Mthat could have been better spent elsewhere, IMO.
As it probably stands now:
SS A. Gonzalez
OF Hopper (or maybe) L Gonzalez
Move Dickerson into Taveras' spot in CF (sharing time with Hairston or Hopper), replace Dickerson in LF with Abreu or Dye (or even Swisher for that matter), give Massett Stormy's spot and substitute Roenicke or Fisher for Lincoln. They still might not be odds on favorites for the division (or even the WildCard), but they'd be much more interesting.
If Taveras' D is gonna make this team that much better, a ball better not touch the OF grass when the Reds are in the field.