We as a fan base want the Reds to have play off teams every year.We also would like to be the GM so we could make moves of our own from time to time.So with this in mind I would like to ask you all what do you think cincy needs to do this off season to improve the Reds.I know what I would like for WK to do but I would like to get all your guys info on how to improve this club.
Just to start us off I will tell you the moves I would make if I were the GM,I know they may not be what some want or like but I believe they would help the club.
First I would move Jr. to a corner spot,and either give Freel CF or sign or trade for a CF.IF we could get Tori Hunter or Vernon WElls I say get them and plug them in CF but thats about all I would put infront of Freel,maybe Pierre but Im not sold on him myself.
Second I would trade Dunn for a starting pitcher,maybe to the white sox for one of there 3 or 4 good pitchers.I know most dont want to trade Dunn and in a perfect world I wouldnt either but its not perfect.We could trade Dunn and have a out field of JR.,Freel,and hopefully one of the new guys I mentioned above,thats would be a great defensive out field to throw in GABP or 82 games.
Third the Reds need a middle infielder in the worst way.Im not sure who is on the market but maybe we could trade for a good offensive middle infielder.Maybe the Young guy in Texas.GIve them DIno,almedo,and some one else for him.If not him someone please.
FOurth we need a closer,maybe Gagne if the Dodgers dont pickup his option,or even Woods.They both would be stretchs but if heathly would be a major up grade.
Now lets look at our line up if these things happen the way I would like for them to.
2.HUnter or Wells maybe Freel CF
4.Jr. or Wells LF
NOw if we trade Dun we get a good pitcher in return maybe Garland or Buerle who knows but a good one.
5.Milton not a bad rotation?
Bullpen would be solid with Bray and Cormier as Leftys then Coffey,Magic man, and a couple new faces there as wel counting a closer.
Now that looks like a good team to me.A lineup with power,speed,batting avg. and the ability to have decent averages and on base percents.I know we lose probably 15 to 20 homers a year by tradeing Dunn and bringing in some lesser power hitters,but in the long run it will mean more runs with more singles and doubles on the board when they count.Remember all my moves are with players Im just throwing in there meaning we need a player similar to them not having to be them,just someone that plays the game like the players I mentioned.
So theres my Gm moves tear them apart and tell me what you would do if you were the GM,remember this is a message board so dont be shy thanks.