I thought about bumping an old thread because I know he's been discussed before, but I figured I'd just make a new one. We all know about the trade that wasn't last year, but now he's a free agent looking for a home.
I was listening to sports radio here in Chicago today, and they reported that Dye was in talks with the Cubs as a 4th OF and backup first baseman. Considering that, you know he doesn't have a high price tag.
Last year he was great in the first half, but horrible in the second half.
Why shouldn't the Reds be interesting in him? Yeah, he's lost all range in the OF, but he'd be playing LF for the Reds so I'm not overly concerned about it. Bring him in, and have Dickerson take some starts against RHP to keep Dye fresh late in the season. Also, it would provide an actual backup plan if something happens to Votto again so we're not stuck with Ramon Hernandez and Ryan Hanigan in the lineup together everyday.