The biggest mistake Jocketty has made with this team is not finding a solid #4 cleanup hitter to replace big Adam Dunn. After the 08 season Reds management stated that the number 1 priority was aquiring a big bat, we are still waiting for that promise to be fulfilled, surely he didn't mean that Rolen was the big bat to replace the Big Donkey.
Yeah we had Hamilton but thats a different debate all together, (worst trade in Reds 21st century history).
This team's offense is not going to be able to win it all until there is a legit power hitter in the 4 hole. Gomes, Rolen, and Bruce I like, but they are NOT 4 hitters, just like batting BP 4th can't work out, what I'm trying to say is when BP is you cleanup hitter for 2 years, then a has-been while trying to defend the Central title, the answer should be ACQUIRE A FLIPPIN' BAT before this season is lost.