I was listening to Bronson yesterday on the way home from work and he said a few interesting things. He was talking about how the Reds needed to add a bat, which is obvious, but he was also talking about facing hitters. He said later in the game you don't want to see a Pujols or Holliday up at bat with two outs and RISP. He also said that you need a good bat that will hit .280-.300 and drive in runs as opposed to someone hitting .230 but hitting 40 HRS a year.
This got me thinking about the quality of hitters on the Reds and what they need. I realize that both Pujols and Holliday are two of the best hitters in the game but at the same time it didn't sound like Arroyo minded pitching to a guy like Dunn. I know we have the discussion about BA all the time over here but when a starting pitcher says it matters and it changes the way he pitches, does it matter? Wouldn't you rather have a Joey Votto up at the plate who has the ability to take any pitch and hit it all over the park as opposed to an Adam Dunn/Ryan Howard who if you make your pitches isn't nearly as dangerous?
I felt it was ironic hearing what Bronson said the team needs and what went through a pitchers mind when facing particular hitters.