We currently have 6 outfielders and you would think one has to be sent down or released to bring Wood back up
Gomes, Nix, & Edmonds have no options. If Edmonds still has no hits by the 18th will Walt have the balls to release Edmonds? I don't see them releasing Gomes and Nix has be great lately
Stubbs, Bruce, & Heisey all have options. Stubbs is your best fielder (outfield) on the roster, and when he is not starting it is great to have a pitch runner will that kind of speed. Bruce seems to be hitting again so I can not see him going down. Heisey has be great all season but might be the odd man out so the Reds and keep a 40 year old outfielder who has lost 5 steps and most of his power
Don't get me wrong I care nothing about losing Dickerson, but if you get rid of one of the other 5 outfielders you are messing with team chemistry that has been great all season.
At the 7-31 trade deadline Walt said sometimes it is not the moves you make but the ones you don't make
Since then he has promoted Springer, signed Isringhausen, & traded for Edmonds
Springer pitched 2 games and had a 5.4 ERA before he was DLed, bringing him up cost the Reds Drew Sutton. Isringhausen is getting lit up in AAA and only has 2 more weeks to prove he can help the big team. Edmonds - Well besides going hitless the Reds will need to force another outfielder off the roster to keep him
Maybe Walt should have remembered sometimes it is the moves you don't make