Re: Could a Xavier Paul CF platoon get Reds by for 1 yr.?
I vote to improve what we know needs to be improved through a trade. Namely an outfielder who can contribute at the top of the order.
I don't view improving that glaring weakness in the team as mutually exclusive with waiting for Hamilton, as I think there's enough power elsewhere in the lineup to make the top of the order all about getting on base. I'll also speak sacrilege and say I'd like the insurance policy in case Billy doesn't pan out on day one... as that may happen.
I'm a Foxler advocate if we're really looking to make a splash. I'm a DeJesus advocate if we don't want to empty the farm again. Something like that.