Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?
Personally, I'd target 1990 Bo Jackson.
Per your rules, you did NOT say time travel wasn't allowed.
Seriously though, can you just imagine how PERFECT he'd fit on the Reds right now? LF, cleanup, right handed, speed, defense.
In all my years of watching baseball I've had many "what if" moments regarding players who didn't turn out like I thought or got injured, but none came close to the "what if" regarding Bo. The things he could do on the field were just incredible.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.