Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
Ideally, a team has a mix of young and veteran players to balance upside with consistency.
When I look at the Reds roster, I see a team that has balance. Would I like the Reds to acquire a veteran outfielder to push Derrick Robinson off the roster? Absolutely. But it's early May. Gotta go out there and play with what we've got for right now...
Again, I disagree. This is a separate subject though.
I don't believe the Reds "gotta go out there and play with what we've got for right now."
I think the front office has been passive in its response to injuries. No way should they be functioning with a AA outfielder and a bench that has been so depleted by injury. The offense could be boosted by a single decent stop gap acquisition.
As for balance, maybe with Hanigan and Ludwick. Certainly not now.