Originally Posted by edabbs44
What this team really needs is a true star. Or two. Every player who is discussed has some sort of tradeoff. We talk about how "not awful" someone is, how this person will be league average, how this guy will nake up for deficiency A with strength B.
I wish we had a couple of guys who would allow for us to not have to worry about the shortcomings of a guy like Stubbs. Put Holliday in LF and a plus offensive guy at SS and Stubbs is just fine in CF next year. But adding him to the other questions in the lineup and the offense becomes more questionable. For next year.
Agree with this, but would ask, aren't the other questions, in the lineup the answer to the question?
SS, LF, and C are far bigger worries than what is going on in center. I feel like I wrote something like that last offseason and the answer we were presented was Jerry Hairston Jr, Wily Taveras, and Ramon Hernandez. Fail, Fail, Fail.
The Reds spend more time promoting Redsfest than working on improving their own team. Being a Reds fan is like watching late night tv and seeing an advertisement for the Ab Belt 5000, wouldn't it be fantastic to lose all the weight sitting on your butt, letting it electronically stimulate your fat away? You end up with burns on your love handles, and everyone you know is laughing at you for doing something, that you know doesn't work.
Next up Natural Lineup Enhancement.