Realistically I feel Matt Holliday would be a long shot and require much more talent than the Reds are willing to part with. The outfielder I would love to see the Reds obtain is Alex Rios. He is signed through 2014 for $64 million and also has an option for 2015 that would make the contract $77.5 million. I feel a package of Daryl Thompson, Drew Stubbs, and Jim Maloney would be fair and draw some interest.
The key free agents I want to see the Reds go after would be Orlando Hudson (moving Phillips back to short) and John Lackey.
Orlando Hudson 3 year 7.5 million/per
John Lackey 4 year 12.5 million/per
Resign - Affeldt, Weathers, Hairston
CF. Chris Dickerson
2B. Orlando Hudson
1B. Joey Votto
LF. Alex Rios
RF. Jay Bruce
3B. Edwin Encarnacion
SS. Brandon Phillips
C. Ryan Hanigan
Realistic? or just wishful thinking?