Re: Reds looking for right handed bat
Originally Posted by mth123
I'm not sure about these guys at this point. I think they'd improve the team's depth but with EdE back and Gomes/Nix platooning in LF, I don't see where Wigginton, Matthews or Willingham help too much at this point. I could see getting Willingham or Wigginton and platooning one of them with Nix while moving Gomes over to platoon with Bruce in RF. It would also allow for a more natural back-up for Votto. Willingham for example could spell Votto occassionally and allow Hernandez and Hanigan to stay fresher switching off behind the plate.
They needed to get some one while EdE was out, but now that he's back, the urgency is gone, but depth would help and a platoon partner for Bruce wouldn't hurt in the short run. A SS acquisition would still help, but I'm not sure Lugo is the answer.
Just say no to Matthews. I fear an OF with Hairston, Taveras and Matthews one day in Cincy. That may be the thing that ultimately makes me give up on this team after nearly 50 years.
I agree with you on most everything you said in here. I really don't want any part of seeing Wigginton and Gomes in LF/RF because then your COF defense is just as bad as it was last year. DeRosa would have been nice to get, but not somebody I'm going to lose sleep over.
Definatley nice to hear we are trying.
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