Originally Posted by Benihana
We need a real LF option for the stretch run. I don't think Xavier Paul can carry this team to glory, and I think we now know that we can't count on Ludwick.
I hope Billy Hamilton could be ready by the end of the Summer, but I'd plan otherwise. I think Alex Rios will be moved by the deadline. If I'm Walt, I'm asking the White Sox to scout our system.
1. Xavier Paul won't need to carry anyone anywhere. Votto, Choo, Bruce and Phillips are the main guys to carry the load. This player is going to be a role player.
2. The Reds don't have the depth to get a big fish without creating bigger problems elsewhere.
3. No trading Leake, Cingrani, Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Arroyo, Chapman, Broxton, Marshall, Hoover or Lecure unless they get a pitcher back in the deal (and not an interchangable part in the Ondrusek, Parra mold).
Corcino is probably the most valuable guy I'd deal and he's having a bad year. Beyond him its guys like Soto, Lamarre, Heisey, H-Rod etc.
If they could deal Corcino/Heisey for an upgrade from what Heisey brings to the table, I'd be open to that. Not sure who that would be. Probably needs to be a RH bat with some pop.