Originally Posted by Root Down
Yeah you're right, after reading more about him he does have some power and could even be a useful addition to the lineup. I could see adding him to the mix, but he is disgruntled, gruntled, or just plain upset about not being an everyday player there in Washington. I don't see him being much happier in Cincinnati. Plus, what would we have to give up to get him and would it be worth it? I'm not saying it wouldn't be, I'm curious what you think.
Given that the Nationals have eleventy billion OF's on their roster, I don't think that they're in a particularly strong bargaining position. I don't think Willingham would be free, but I don't think the Reds would have to give up that much for him, either.
If the Reds were to acquire him, he'd deserve to play everyday in LF (his splits against righties and lefties are nearly identical, so he doesn't need to be platooned). In this scenario, Dickerson would then move to and take over CF. However, we all know that won't happen because of Taveras' two year contract.