Re: What to do in the Offseason?
Without say we know the Reds will spend as little money as possible. There's no way the Reds pursue Type "A" Free Agents. So I was looking at some other Type "B". Here are a few names that I like and what I might do if I were GM.
Reds Needs: Catcher, SS/2B, LF, SP
The one player that intrigues me the most is Webb. Not to sure what the D-Backs plans are, but if the let him get away I hope the Reds make him there #1 target. My other top 3 targets would be Barajas, Bedard, Figgins and Nady. I believe the Reds liked what they seen late in the year with Bailey, Arroyo, Cueto and even Harang. If the Reds add Webb what does that mean if Edison is healthy and dominating AAA hitters in July?? That's when a trade might be likely.
As long as Nady is healthy he is my favorite low cost acqusition. He can play there all 3 OF positions. Hit for average, decent power and play defense.
I hold off trading away Alonso and Juan Francisco. After next year Rolen might leave. I like the idea of Juan playing in AAA all year once Rolen goes down with an injury (we know it will happen) Juan steps in and the Reds gain power in the lineup. Alonso needs to play a whole year before his future is decided.
As much as I would like to see the Reds get Figgins, at this point I have way to much money being spent as it is. So Frazier is my choice with an open minded Phillips willing to make the change to SS. All that needs to be done is Jocketty to tell Dusty it's not his decision.
CF - Stubbs
SS - Phillips
LF - Nady
1B - Votto
3B - Rolen
RF - Bruce
2B - Frazier
C - Hanigan