You are right that Guerrero and Clark are potentially good bench assets. I'm not as confident in Clark as you are, but he's a pretty good bench player, especially on our budget.
I guess my point is that if we have an injury anywhere but catcher, we are going to take a huge hit.
I agree that Tucker had a down year for us last year. I should've phrased that a bit better. In 1999, when Vaughn got hurt, Tucker and Hammond filled in great and we didn't miss a beat. Stynes covered 3b great for us at the end of 2000 -- although Stynes has had bad years off the bench too, I like him better than Wilton.
I just wish Dawkins had panned out. Also, although we supposedly have a surplus of OF, after Dunn and Jr, we are going to get nothing out of them this year. I really wish Mateo or Kearns had won the job and JuanE was the 4th OF.
I guess I'd feel a lot better if we had another solid OF and infielder.. Clark and Wilton may fill those shoes, but I'm not as optimistic about it. Hope I'm wrong.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!