I was looking at some stats of some guys whom I have always liked and right now their teams may be looking to deal them and we could really use them:
1. SS/2B Clint Barmes, Colorado Rockies: Hitting .279 with 10 HRs and 44 RBIs, guy has some pop in the bat and plays a very good SS. Easily an upgrade over any of our SS and Rockies would only require may an arm or two in the bullpen.
2. LF Josh Willingham, Washington Nationals: Hitting .304 with 12 HRs and 26 RBIs and not in the lineup everyday. Nationals will require a young IF and some young relief help. Maybe a package of Chris Valaika and Carlos Fisher does it MAYBE also a PTBNL.
1. CF Chris Dickerson
2. SS Clint Barmes
3. 1B Joey Votto
4. 2B Brandon Phillips
5. LF Josh Willingham
6. RF Jay Bruce
7. 3B Edwin Encarnacion
8. C Ramon Hernandez
Seems like ALOT better lineup without the inconsistant revolving door in LF and a guy who can actually hit for a little power and field his position well at SS. While Bruce is out let Willingham play RF and continue to platoon Nix and Gomes until Bruce returns in late August, early Sept. for the playoff run.