Re: Outfield question
lets assume that the Reds approach Votto about a move to LF. He does it because it will help the team & plays adequate defense there.
The 2011 team:
SS Janish or Cozart
3B Rolen (120 games) & _____ (40 games)
C Hernandez/Hanigan or Hanigan/Mes
I think that team may have problems scoring runs. Even with a 7 deep rotation & a solid core of relievers i see a lot of 3-1 losses.
(Krivsky's dream has arrived: we have become the Twins!).
Maybe Bruce puts together a full season & we have a mean 3-4 punch in the middle of the order. but it just seems like a better bat than Alonso is needed (or a big upgrade at SS).
that being said money will always be tight. i hope we bring Bronson back because of the innings he provides. we don't want to injure the young arms. yet when we do that i don't think there will be a lot of cash for a bat.
My prediction is one of the following:
1. the lineup above. if the team needs a boost mid season a trade is possible
2. Alonso & Bailey/Volquez for a bat that hasn't yet gotten into the really expensive contract years