Originally Posted by Will M
Denorfia. hmmm. that name sounds a bit like the guy the Reds once had in AAA who was going to be the next big thing.
I always like Deno. If I recall the Reds basically sold him for ~$1M. Deno is a nice right handed part of a platoon. I don't think he is "the answer" for LF.
I think the Reds will try & hold the fort until Ludwick comes back. If he can't THEN they'll look for help mid season (If Billy H isn't ready)
Deno would be a terrific pick up for this ballclub. Look at his numbers, extremely consistent, OBP in the last years of .335, .337,. 345, this year so far .393. OPS+ numbers consistently over 100 without the Heisey downturn.
If Ludwick came back healthy, the Reds would be stocked in the outfield, but Choo could be gone after this year, Hamilton might not be ready, there could always be another trade.
If XPaul and Deno were the guys filling in for Ludwick, I'd live with that quite well. Deno is off to a good start, not sure he would be that cheap to acquire.