Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD
Timing is perfect to grab McPherson. Plop him in at 1B and let him hit.
buy low and now would be a perfect time. He seems likely to always be behind Wood, Kotchman, Morales and likely Figgins.

One problem the Reds have is zero organizational depth. There are a number of positions where there is no one in the minors close to providing depth. There is little infield depth in the entire organization and no one even remotely close to helping at the majors.

Votto may turn out to be a heck of a player but throwing all your eggs in his basket is not a good idea. McPherson could be some cheap insurance but who knows at this point if the Angels would be inclined to let him go.