Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread
Originally Posted by Kc61
If the Reds do pursue an outfielder, the key isn't Ludwick's injury and LF. The key is Choo's free agency and CF.
Ludwick may or not return to form, but the Reds signed him through next year. So when he is ready, he's going to play LF most of the time. It wouldn't make sense to trade valuable prospects for LF right now.
In CF, Choo is OBPing his way out of Cincy. He's hitting great, he'll command a huge deal. Hamilton may not be ready next year.
So if the Reds do go for an outfielder, he needs to be able to play CF IMO.
And I still think another catcher who can hit is a good target.
And I don't think there's anything wrong with Mesoraco and his .731 OPS as a 25 year old. If he can get that number up near .800, he'll be a great backstop to have for years to come.