Originally Posted by UCBrownsfan
AL Home Runs
1 Josh Hamilton, TXR 21 HR
2. Adam Dunn, CHW 16
3. Edwin Encarnacion, TOR 16
Yet, the REDS still are leading the National League in OPS over the last 16 days. It just goes to show you how little the franchise has needed Power Hitters, as they always have a ton of them throughout their system. The REDS breed Power Hitters the way the Dodgers always bred Starting Pitchers.
Now that the REDS finally have the Pitching, thanks to trading away this abundance of power (don't forget the careers someday of Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso), the REDS finally have enough pitching to contend for a World Series. Hamilton, Dunn, and EE would never have gotten them there if we had kept them. We needed to go after Starting Pitching. We don't get Latos, who will prove his worth over the next several seasons, unless we get rid of Hamilton.
The REDS still need more starting pitching, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's the direction they go in the June Draft.