Originally Posted by Jamz
I don't know that we need a power bat, but I wouldn't mind making a move for one of Josh Willingham, Desmond Jennings or Alex Gordon. I have very little faith in Ryan Ludwick, and while I think that Heisey or Paul are good options off the bench, they're not every day players and borderline platoon players.
Maybe power bat was a bad use of wording. I'd like a right handed enforcer between votto and Bruce. A guy with some pop but that can also work a count and doesn't strictly rely on the homer as his only means of production. Ludwick was great for the reds last year but coming back from that injury idk. I like Gordon's game but he is left handed and dusty would have to stack lefties in the lineup. Unfortunately that's a consideration. I totally agree that heisey and Paul are platoon guys. They can be productive if you pick the right spot but are exposed when they get regular play.