Originally Posted by Alpha Zero
In a potential wild card play-in game, I'd go with Latos against St. Louis and Bailey against Pittsburgh. Bailey seems to absolutely own the Pirates, even in their stadium.
As far as CF goes, it's starting to look like teams with money to spend (Mets, Mariners, etc.) are starting to show some interest in Choo, so it's doubtful that he'll be back no matter how much I'd like for it to be so.
In the event that Choo is not back, I think Hamilton still has some mechanical issues with his swing and could use additional development time. He looks pretty fluid from the right side but can get a little out in front when he's hitting lefty. I think the Reds would be wise to pick up a veteran LH hitting outfielder (DeJesus?) to platoon with Heisey in the event that Hamilton isn't ready. I don't think it would be all that wise to make another major trade given the current state of the system.
Did you pick my mind? I was about to write more or less the same stuff in every regard