The need for stronger bench bats might not be so dire also if the Reds were solid at all eight lineup spots and/or had a stable full of young position studs knocking on the door at L'ville. As it stands though, they have neither. We're wishin' andhopin' at five of the eight lineup positions and there' s nothing to speak of at L'ville. At the very least, it wouldn't hurt to have a LH OF with pop up who could split time with Ludwick and Billy or a reserve corner IF who could spell Frazier (if need be) and you didn't wish you could find a way to bat 10th.