Who would you dream of manning 3/4 hole for the Reds next year. The most glaring need we have is to get a power hitting rbi guy who is a rh bat.

My short list would include...

1.) Albert Pujols...$13.5 million next year...

Season 148 524 100 187 44 0 37 116 104 54 7 3 .357 .462 .653 1.114


2.) Matt Holiday 9.5 mill..

Season 139 539 107 173 38 2 25 88 74 104 28 2 .321 .409 .538 .947

3.) Miguel Cabrera 11.5 mill.

2008 Detroit Tigers 160 616 85 180 36 2 37 127 331 56 126 1 0 .349 .537 .292

All 3 of these players are among the leaders in RBI's last year which is what we desperately need. An RBI 3/4 hitter who just drives in runs..

An order of

1. ?
2. Phillips
3. Bruce
4. one of these 3
5. Votto
6. Edwin
7. SS
8. Catcher
9. pitcher



Becomes one of the 3 best 2-5 hitters in the game. The Reds will score alot of Reds with the above lineup. With Edwin batting in the 6 hole.

Now the big question can any of these 3 players be had? Yes look at the contracts and money owed and it becomes doable. With the Reds minor league system having plenty of depth for the first time in a long time we can afford to deal. What we would give up to get one of them is debateable. Would you give up a Baily/Thompson for Albert. I would because I think we would win the division next year if the pitching holds out.

The key though is to plug in a 100 rbi guy into the 3 or 4 hole.