we have the money finally to spend and all we get is Alex Gonzalez and Mike Stanton, many of the right handed power bats are gone, most of the pitchers we could afford and were good are gone and we are left with nothing.... Jeff Suppan and Shea Hillenbrand are our best bets and really they arent worth it... maybe its just me but it jus seems free agents dont wanna come here... maybe its because our fans arent supportive enough which i can see but the main reason is money... to win u have to spend money on big time players which the reds for some reason are not willing to do... if i were the GM julio lugo is my SS but i get eric gagne duh u need a closer and i would have traded for gary sheffield and would sign greg maddux and would have traded for jason jennings...
my roster would look like this:
C David Ross
1B Scott Hatteberg/Shea Hillenbrand
2B Brandon Phillips
3B Edwin Encarnacion
SS Julio Lugo
LF Adam Dunn
CF Ken Griffey Jr.
RF Gary Sheffield
1. Aaron Harang
2. Bronson Arroyo
3. Jason Jennings
4. Greg Maddux
5. Eric Milton/Elizardo Ramirez/Homer Bailey/Kyle Lohse
although that rotation might be missing a lefty o well lefties dont exactly fare well in our ball park...
im 18 years old and im not even old enough to remember the times when we were in the playoffs or a world series although as a baby i attended an NLCS and WS game in 90' but wouldnt it be nice to jus once spend money on good players ?? dont u wanna see a ballclub that could consistantly play good D and hit the ball well and pitch a great game?? me too, but ya know what ?? i still and always will love my reds and ya know forget about whats up there ^^ im jus a reds fan wanting to see that celebration on the pitchers mound after we have jus won the world series ... if only dreams could come true