Originally Posted by dougdirt
I am all for adding good players. But that is because they are good. Not because of some magic they may work with other players and change their output, because I don't believe that is going to happen. But to add good players because they can perform better than someone they are replacing, let's do that.
I don't recall suggesting veterans have magic. Or anything like it. Maybe other "pro-veteran" posts do, but I didn't.
I'm simply saying that good veteran players have a steadying influence and may not be subject to so many ups and downs as inexperienced players.
When a team is as inconsistent as the Reds on offense, I think a few steadying hands are helpful.
It's not merely about "intangibles." It's about steady play, having been through the wars, knowing the game. I think the Reds could use more of that right now. Again, on the field as well as off.