Re: What if Walt stands pat?
Just made up this quick analysis of Reds' wins, pitching, and offensive stats by month. Didn't know where else to post it so I threw it in here.
April: (12-11, 5.41 ERA); .245 BA, .322 OBP, 106 R, 22 HR
May: (18-11, 3.84 ERA); .299 BA, .366 OBP, 162 R, 45 HR
June: (14-13, 4.19 ERA); .274 BA, .327 OBP, 118 R, 26 HR
July: (11-10, 3.08 ERA); .254 BA, .319 OBP, 96 R, 26 HR
Just going off of this, the weakness seems to be our offense. Although we have the #1 offense in the league, that was basically because of a ridiculous hot month of May and a good June. The Reds are currently 10 games over .500, 7 of which is because of the great month of May.
We definitely need another bat in this lineup. I just don't know if there's anyone out there worth a big move.