Originally Posted by Kc61
With the need in CF it's expected that people would discuss Span and Fowler. I hope the Reds stay away.
Reds should go for a short term, or low cost option for CF. This is Billy Hamilton's position and there's no need for a long term, expensive answer.
LF is far more of an issue. There is no hot prospect to fill LF. Ludwick is a free agent. The middle of the order needs a righty bat to hit with Votto and Bruce.
IMO a Willingham would be terrific for the Reds. If it takes some money or prospects to get him, I'd consider it. Re-signing Ludwick would also be reasonable.
The Chapman situation and the bench infielders also will require some activity.
But the Reds should be cautious about CF, Billy is on the way.
Mostly agree, which is why I like Dejesus as a stopgap to play CF and lead-off against RHP. It shouldn't take a ton to get him and he'd be a real upgrade.
In LF, I'm starting to think Frazier might be the best option, though I fear a drop-off as a 2nd year guy. If Rolen comes back for cheap and the Reds can acquire a LH bat to split time with him, that may be a cheap way to get by for a year until the budget loosens up with new TV money, Arroyo and Masset off the books and Votto dropping back to $12 Million in 2014. The Reds could probably splurge a little after 2013.