over the next few week a number of players would be gone.
As the ode to veteran scrappiness failed last year with the Twins it was doomed from the beginning with the Reds. They need to get rid of Conine, Stanton and Castro over the next few weeks. I would call back EE and stick him at 3rd, bring Votto up to play 1b and bring back Salmon.
I don't forsee a Twins 2006 takeoff by going with the young guys but with the old guys there is zero upside. This team needs to take a long hard look and make decisions about what the future should look like.
They should also look into trading Jr, Freel and Lohse if they can get a decent return. The 2007 Reds are finished and hard decisions need to be made about what the future composition of this team should be.
I have zero confidence this front office it up to accomplishing the task.