Originally Posted by mdccclxix
Stanton is not available. Wil Myers is being talked about for Lester, who is our Cueto. Neither Bailey or Leake will be enough to hugely impact LF. You can start piling on prospects, sure. Not saying LF can't be upgraded, but I'd prefer Ludwick on a Broxton type deal, as I don't think the options you've suggested are really in the Reds range. We'll see, though.
If the Reds can afford Ludwick, a plattoon partner for Stubbs and a lefty reliever, great. Let's hold onto our starting pitching. If we cannot afford all three, we need to look to pile on some prospects on top of Leake/Bailey to see if we can get a solid left fielder.
If Stanton is not available, cool, but I would like for Walt to at least see.
If Myers can fetch Lester, more power to the Royals. If Myers does not equal Lester and the Royals still want pitching, I think we should see if we have enough to get a deal done. If not, at least we tried. That's all I am trying to say.