Originally Posted by lidspinner
outside of getting a long term solution at SS....I think I will stick to just wanting the Reds FO to focus on getting us Dan Haren and a top of the line middle relief help....once one of our starters go to the pen, along with whomever we get in a trade, then this team gets real nasty, real fast if Dan Haren is included in our rotation. Imagine what our rotation and pen will look like next year!!! I am so amped to be a Reds fan right now....have not felt this way since 1990
Yeah, I will be happy when Harang's contract is up at the end of the season.
Not sure what I'd do with Arroyo. Love his rubber arm. Reminds me of Tom Browning. He's good most of the time, but gets shelled on occasion. I wouldn't mind re-signing him for that veteran presence and innings eater, if the price were right.
Cueto is getting better, aside from his occasional mental lapses. He had a rough patch for 2 or 3 games but seems to have righted the ship.
Leake is one of those things that never seems to happen to the Reds. Finally some good luck. The kid has a bright future.
Bailey..........what to do with Homer Bailey? When healthy, I wouldn't mind packaging him for other needs. I think Cueto has a better future than Bailey. Bailey has never seemed to put it together consistently enough for me. Seems like we could get the same ERA and result out of Travis Wood, LeCure, or Maloney, honestly. But Bailey has more hype surrounding him.
Volquez returning to form? Can't wait to see him pitch against major leaguers in a few weeks or a month, and see what he's got. So far, so good in the minors.
I'd love to trade for Haren. He's under contract a few more years for slightly more than Harang and Arroyo were paid. If we trade for him, Arroyo won't be re-signed though.
Masset and Cordero have been pitching better of late, aside from Cordero's meltdown the other night. If Bill Bray's promising rehab is for real, Herrera's days are numbered. Rhodes is money in the bank. Might as well re-sign him now. Ondrusek is looking good too. Hopefully he can continue it. Cordero, Rhodes, Masset, Bray, Ondrusek............I guess Owings as long relief. Who should be the final reliever? Wish we could trade for one more quality bullpen arm.
I'm pretty happy with our position players. I'm not so happy with the lineup. Cabrera's quality leadoff spurt has ended with his hurt ankle. We need a good table-setter, and I'd be all for trading for one. Chin-Soo Choo and his nearly .400 OBP and .290 average would be nice........but I realize our outfield is already logjammed.
#1 or #2 starter
Quality leadoff hitter