Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
With Hanigan and Ludwick on the field, you've got veterans at every single position except the left side of the infield, where two 27 year-old second year players reside. Add to that a veteran heavy bench. This is an experienced team.
With Hanigan and Ludwick out, the team is actually balanced out with a few younger players, but even one of the guys filling in, Corky Miller, is 38 years old and has 16 years worth of minor league baseball experience and is described as a "future manager"...