All off-season I asked, where is the replacement for these two hitters? I thought for sure that the "embarrassment factor" would cause the Reds to go out and get a Jermaine Dye or somebody. But no.
I presume they'll sign Leake. Your good point, that they need to appease the fans by signing the high draft choices, is probably right. But this team doesn't embarrass easily and at this point you have to wonder if any player move is a given.