Remember when you and I were begging for the Reds to go and acquire Jonny Gomes from the Devil Rays? The D-Rays were down on him for some reason and some say they were willing to trade him because they felt he was expendable with Rocco Baldelli, Carl Crawford, Joey Gathright, and Delmon Young already in the organization.
Well, that would be looking like a pretty good acquisition at this point, eh? If the .282/.372/.534 statline with 21 home runs in 348 atbats last year didn't solidify him as one of the top young hitters in the game, then the .316/.461/.759 and 11 home runs this year should do it. This guy is a mini-Adam Dunn with a little less walks and maybe not as much power, though he is pretty darn close. He also has a good shot at breaking Dunn's single season strikeout record.