Heres what we know about the Reds for next season so far.
Reds starting lineup:
solid core but we need a big bobber in LF.
a solid front 4 but who will be the fifth?
one more BP spot
One more spot open who gets it, looks solid
We need one more Infielder for the bench.
So that still leaves 4 spots opened with either the last rotation or bull pen spot going to Owings so its really 3 spots open. So who would you like to see the Reds feel there open spots with.Me I would work it a little different. I would trade EE for Sanchez and put Sanchez in the 5 spot of the rotation and put Owings in the BP. I would start Keppinger at 3rd and sign Burrell to play LF. Sign Hairston to be the jack of all trades utility guy. Put W. Castillo on the bench.That would give the Reds a team that could contend and a payroll that could fit the budget more than likely. Heres what it would look like.
1) Taveras - CF
2) Phillips -2B
3) Votto - 1B
4) Burrell - LF
5) Bruce - RF
6) Keppinger - 3B
7) Hernandez - C
8) Gonzo - SS
Hairston JR- In
W. Castillo- In
Looks solid to me. What would you like for Walt to do in reason?