Re: 8/9/2012 Reds vs Baby Bears
Originally Posted by kbrake
The lineup is filled with guys who can't get on base. Overbay would help in a very minimal way. This lineup wasn't getting fixed without parting with some legit prospects.
My argument isn't that something needs to be fixed, just tweaked. The team can be made better with cheap moves.
Would I have made a bigger move by giving up legit prospects? Probably. That's just my nature, I never love prospects. I like them as friends. I will gladly gamble today with a proven ML player than gamble tomorrow with potential stars. But I'm not one to stew over the lack of a blockbuster, and I understand why some may be hesitant to pull that trigger. I do stew over 2012 Miguel Cairo getting daily ABs in a pennant race, and entering the 9th inning with only 2 utility men to throw up to bat.
And FWIW, Overbay has a career OBP of .354, and OPS of .794. That's more than a minimal upgrade to the bench.
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Last edited by guttle11; 08-10-2012 at 12:58 AM.