Originally Posted by Kc61
Acquire Crisp and Eric Young, Jr. Two switch hitters who play CF and make contact. Crisp hits righties mostly, Young does his best hitting v. lefties.
Do this and add lots of contact to the offense, good speed, and Reds could then shed both Heisey and Stubbs.
This would dramatically reduce strikeouts, increase contact. Crisp would provide good defense, maybe Young too (arguable).
Re-sign Ludwick, swap out Cairo/Valdez for better offensive reserve infielders, and overall the offense would be much better IMO.
Young and XMan as the reserve outfielders. Two new reserve infielders. Assuming no Rolen, with Frazier starting at third.
I could go for that plan. Young can play 2B as well. I'd give him that Cairo spot and keep Heisey as a 4th OF/RHPH. Wonder if Young could play 3B. A bench of Young, Heisey, Paul, Mesoraco and maybe Gregorious would be much better than this season's bench.