Originally Posted by traderumor
... Even the BRM did not start winning divisions/playoffs/World Series until they got some arms and shored up the D.
The biggest change, however, was moving an outfielder, Rose, to 3B in order to get slugger and future MVP Foster into the starting OF.
Today's Reds already have the arms. And Dickerson (at CF) and Janish are far better defenders than Rose (at 3B) and Foster.
On Friday, the lineup of ...
... had the top 8 OPS guys (minus Votto, of course, and minus Gomes due to the Sox righty starter), got 11 hits, defended adequately, and (perhaps even more importantly) got the requisite bullpen pitching that was typically missing last year.