Re: Reds looking for right handed bat
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Agreed -- not a bad approach. I think taking a flier on Lugo is a worthwhile gamble if he costs next to nothing. Good player at times, and getting out of Boston may be the key for him. Hard to know how much Gonzo will be able to contribute when he comes back.
A couple years ago I wanted the Reds to make a run at Lowrie but thought it would be OK to settle for Lugo. He does get on base more than Hairston and it would free Hairston to platoon with Dickerson in CF, but I fear Keppingeresque defense and that is not acceptable IMO. Can you or M2 or the other New Englanders on here who have seen him play give us the scoop on Lugo's defense?
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