Originally Posted by Jefferson24
The Reds did so well this year that I think they should just keep all the same guys and run them out there again. That was last years plan and it backfired. If the payroll doesn't allow for much free agency acquisition, then move some guys with big price tags.
My advise, make some changes and not on the small scale. It's not like they are just a little bit off.
If the Reds stand pat and simply re-sign Cordero and pick up Phillips option, their ticket sales aren't going to jump any. It certainly doesn't get me enthusiastic about next season. It shows me that management ISN'T serious about winning.
Cubs get Epstein and finally have some payroll flexibility to make some big changes.
Cardinals are in the playoffs and re-signed Carpenter and Garcia, and have Wainwright coming back.
Brewers have a good lineup even without Fielder, and have pretty good pitching.
Where do the Reds stand? In third or fourth place, feeling good about themselves. Go figure.