Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I agree this would be ideal, but who? I don't think the Reds have the cash for this. Frazier isn't perfect at 3B, but he's at least a pretty decent option to plugin there. A LFer could come from a variety of places/options. Here's one I'd even consider, based on ST next year: Xavier Paul. Maybe you even platoon him with Heisey out there.
I would not get rid of Stubbs for a bag of balls, but would have no problem trading him if he can garner something of value. He can always be a defensive substitution and a pinch runner.
Also don't have a problem with Valdez. He's a whipping boy around here, but it's not his fault. He should have never started as many games as he did this year, but the entire IF was out for periods of time. He should be used for occasional spot starts and/or possibly for defensive substitutions if someone were to go down.
I think a bench with Frazier and Paul as its first 2 options is a strength. But counting on Xavier Pauls to be significant contributors is a mistake too many 00's Reds teams made.