Watching this game 3 in the ALDS, I can't help but feel like this guy is exactly what this team needs. He fits in exactly with what the team does well, and addresses some of the holes that they have. He's already made 2 good catches tonight and just added an insurance run via HR in the top of the 9th for the Rays. He's already got experience on the biggest stage in baseball, something this team clearly needs.
I know he's expected to start a bidding war between the big market clubs, and the Reds wouldn't be expected to compete. The same thing was said about Chapman though, and we got him. If we got creative, we could clear payroll space for him. Moving a few of the players nearing arbitration for other missing pieces (like Cueto or Volquez) could help, as well as choosing not to retain players we have cheap replacements for like Cabrera and Hernandez. If we maybe moved Phillips, or Cordero with a couple prospects and chipping in on his salary, I think the team could make it work.