Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Ideally, I'd also like this bat to be a high-BA bat. I know BA is an overrated statistic, but the Reds need more people who put the ball in play.
A 200-hit guy would be nice. I'm with FlightRick on this maybe being a thirdbaseman, with Frazier being your garden-variety power LF.
The bench has been an achilles heal. Rolen is not a good bench guy. Time for him and Cairo to hang 'em up. I don't really have a big problem with Valdez. An upgrade would be nice, but a shortstop that can hit -- even a little -- usually starts games.
This will sound funny but I'm going to invoke Rojo's Maxim: bullpens need to be re-made every year.
Stubbs, gone, natch.