Originally Posted by mace
I kinda think they'll sign Choo. When Hamilton comes up, Choo would move to LF.
If they eschew Choo, I'd lean toward Lutz. Followed by Waldrop and Winker.
I'd like that (if they re-signed Choo and moved him to LF) although I doubt it will happen. Walt is unlikely to displace his boy Ludwick, and I don't think there will be much money left if they extend one or two of the pitchers (ie Latos and/or Bailey).
My vote is for the proverbial POTO, as I'd like to see the Reds trade one of their excess SP (especially Leake, Corcino or Cingrani) for a young, bashing LF that's a year or two away.
Out of those currently in the org, my guess is Lutz or Yorman, although it's hard to see either as a longterm fixture in Cincinnati at this point. Likely whoever is starting in LF in 2015 is just keeping it warm for Winker (and unless he tanks again this year I wouldn't count Gabriel Rosa out) a year or two later. At this point, I question whether Waldrop, Gelalich or LaMarre have what it takes to be a starting corner OF on a first division club.
As an aside, I would've LOVED for the answer to this to be Courtney Hawkins coming out of last year's draft. If only he fell just one more spot...
(Said the same thing about Heyward in the '07 Draft)