Originally Posted by klw
Who is a vet with a reasonable 1 year contract on a non-contending team who has 8 homeruns in 102 at bats a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 122 that could be a bat off the bench?
Some of the moves that help a playoff team are the little moves to bolster the bench. One of the Reds bigger issues at the moment is lack of a formidable bat off the bench. (This is partially because of a lack of a bat and partially due to lack of BIG issues.) Having someone more reliable off the bench as a PH option than Mike Leake would be nice.
With you 100% on Ibanez having PH value.
I'd rather have him being our best chance off the bench than Xman or Lutz.