Willingham would've been a nice upgrade.. On the other hand, if you trade for him now, your hands are tied as far as getting anything better (or more long term).
The Reds are in the unique position of having a lot of expendable prospects right now. They can do better than Willingham, if a player is avaiable. Although, I can see the point of view that Willingham is a "bird in the hand" that is a clear upgrade to Gomes (offensively at least).
Walt, Find us that fast LF with a high OBP and a good glove
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!