Originally Posted by R_Webb18
I'd try to do the votto/bautista trade
also id try to move stubbs if ppl think dave s can do the job. (no clue on this guy but he seems to be a better hitter than stubbs)
my batting order
how do ppl feel with this lineup? to me it seems legit
Great minds think alike. I just posted nearly the same comment on the "Bad News Bears" thread. Except I hope Rolen retires.
I'd also trade Stubbs for pitching, which I stated on the other thread.
If the Reds weren't so small market and cheap, I'd be willing to trade Stubbs and Bruce to the Dodgers and try and get Kemp. Adding Kemp along with obtaining Bautista would make the Reds offense one of the most dangerous in the NL.
Reds would have traded away Votto, Bruce, and Stubbs.........and rebuilt an entire new 3, 4, 5 part of the lineup and gone with Sappelt at leadoff in lieu of Stubbs. Quite a change, but I'd do it if the Reds had the $$$ to do it. It adds 5 players to the lineup at league minimum in Sappelt, Alonso, Francisco/Frazier, Cozart, and Mesoraco.
Improve the starting pitching and that lineup makes the postseason. No doubt about it.