Originally Posted by mth123
DFA Redmond and Negron. Sign Scott Rolen as a 300 PA 3B. Frazier becomes the answer in LF. Trade some combo of those guys for a lefty bat to share 3B with Rolen and another lefty bat to lead-off and share CF with Stubbs. They'd be ready to win with those moves IMO.
I like that idea.
Really, if Rolen can play 1/2 season, they'd only need a part time 3b or LF (Frazier could play 3b when Rolen sits).
The only downside is that our backup SS (likely a weak player) would get more ABs than Valdez, since Rolen can't fill in at 2b like Cairo could. But I could live with that.
The only minor disagreement is that I don't see as much urgency to upgrade CF. Sure, it would be nice, but Billy H is going to get a lot of ABs to sink or swim, probably starting next year. I would not expend a lot of resources on a CF unless we really can't find away to add a LF/3b type.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!