Re: LF - at what point do you do something?
Originally Posted by mth123
Not sure I really understand the go big stance. The Reds have built a team that is a world series contender. Going big may upgrade LF, but it would likely create multiple holes on the depth chart in the rotation and at other spots.
There are plenty of role player types who have already been discussed in this thread (Denorfia, Dejesus, Venable, one of the A's or D-Backs guys, etc,) who could probably be had later in the year without gutting anything. A couple of interesting prospects and I'd think they could get an upgrade. They just aren't going to get anyone before mid-June, but when they can, I'm not in favor of dealing off anyone important to make it happen. The Reds need to add to what they have, not swap one problem for another.
For now, I think Donald Lutz might be a guy who should get a long look. I don't think he's ready, but he seems to be heating up. Ride him for a while.
Quoting myself to see if anyone wants to join the bandwagon.
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