But the Reds should be cautious about CF, Billy is on the way.
I'd have to agree with this in principle, but the devil is in the details. When will he be ready? Is the team willing to go with a poor CF (Stubbs is in that category right now, unfortunately) in 2013 just to avoid having a redundancy in 2014? A guy like Span, under contract for 2 years, might give them a boost in 2013 and he would retain some trade value thereafter.
Still, I agree that the team should not give up a Cozart or Bailey for a short-term CF solution like Span. Willingham, under contract for 2 years and possibly extendable beyond that, is a different story. I like him better than Ludwick, and by a pretty significant margin.