Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Also don't be surprised if the Reds pick up Chris Young and cash from the DBacks to play CF next year. They're looking to dump him and I just get the feeling he's a Jocketty player. "Adequate" hitter, good in CF.
Something under the radar I'd want to happen but won't is to pay a good bit of money to get Toronto miracle worker Dwayne Murphy to be our hitting coach. Won't happen and I don't even know if it'd be possible. But the guy seems like the Dave Duncan of hitting coaches.
If Dusty doesn't return or takes another role besides manager, I'd probably make Bryan Price manager if he wants it to make absolutely certain he sticks around here.
Why the heck would we want Chris Young when he's basically the same player as Stubbs and we would have to give up players to get him? Not to mention he's due $20M (Drew made $587K this season) over the next two years. While the Diamondbacks may want to deal him, they want something solid back for him.
I can't understand why anyone would say we don't need a CFer with OB skills just because Billy Hamilton might
be ready in a year or two when he is just now playing his first CF game or two in the AFL and hasn't even had a AAA AB yet. You get a CFer who can get on base and then if Billy lives up to his potential and is ready to push for the job, you have a high OBP veteran CFer to trade. Oh wow, that would be terrible. Why would we ever want that?