Originally Posted by REDREAD
Kind of interesting the comment he made about Didi.. I wonder if part of the reasoning is that they see Didi as part of the longterm plan?
Of course, the Reds were making comments (and showing it by action) that they appeared to want Alonso part of the long term plan as well.
I agree that moving Billy to CF makes a lot of sense. Honestly.. I almost wonder now if the club will not make a move for CF. It's easy for us to say.. get a 1 year FA stopgap. But most FA CF that are better than Stubbs are probably going to want a multiyear deal. It might make more sense to just use Stubbs/Heisey for at least the first half of 2013 (or whenever Billy is ready).
Or perhaps (like Alonso) they are building DiDi's trade value?
Interestingly Rosenthal said yesterday that the D'backs are looking to acquire a veteran SP this winter, despite their trove of young pitching. I'd still love to see some kind of Arroyo, Stubbs and DiDi + a prospect deal for Justin Upton, especially if Ludwick walks for more money this offseason.