The current team has several injured players coming back to Cincinnati at some point: Volquez, Hanigan, Dickerson, Burton, Bailey & Bray (just arrived). We also have Chapman coming to the bullpen for the 2nd half and possibly Wood taking Lecure's place. Thats a lot of talent (if healthy) being added to the team. Typically when a lot of guys go down a team will fall way back in the standings. By the time the injured players return the season is lost. Yet this year the Reds have not only stayed close they are in 1rst place.
Adding a TOR starter or solid shortstop would really help the Reds. Really. Like a lot. Yet this would likely require not only talent but money. The money could be what prevents Walt from making a big trade.
So, if the team is unable to make a big trade do you think the calvary will be enough to push us past the Cards as they stand? What if the Cards are the ones to pull off a deal for Haren or Lee? Would the calvary be enough then?