Originally Posted by Kc61
But the same question can be asked about LF, C, relief pitching, maybe even starter. Should they acquire new players or rely on the return of injured guys like Ludwick, Hanigan, the relievers, Cueto?
Reds will have to make these judgments.
For some reason, I don't worry about RP acquisitions affecting team chemistry as much. Theirs is a more interchangeable lifestyle from year to year, it seems, just as it is in actual games. Position players like Hanigan, though, not as much. He's been a major player on the Reds for the last several years, and has had a huge impact on the rotation -- whether that is just a personality familiarity thing or something traceable to actual performance, his demotion / relegation to bench or minor league duty would have an effect on the team IMO.