Re: Offseason Outlook: Cincinnati Reds
One of the commentors on MLBTradeRumors.com suggested Orlando Cabrera as a possible SS. Now granted he suggested that he wouldn't be costly but I think he would command what Edgar Renteria got last offseason. He drove in 77 runs and that type of defense/offense up the middle would be huge. I think you have to keep the rotation in tacked if you have any hope of winning. The players that should be moved to free up cash would be Cordero & Taveras. I believe if the Reds were to pay half of their 2010 contracts that they could find a buyer perhaps. That could give them the money to resign Gomes, get a back up catcher, and perhaps get Cabrera. The team could be potent with a lone up like this:
That along with a new pitching coach and this team no doubt is improved from a year ago and possibly a contending ballclub. That is if the end of the season wasn't a fluke.
"I could watch video of Griffey swinging all day. It's like baseball porn." - C. Trent Rosecrans
2008 Reds Record When I Attend: 9W - 5L
2009 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 2L
2010 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 0L
2011 Reds Record When I Attend: 0W - 1L