Okay, right now the New York Mets are 7 1/2 games back in the same division as one of the best teams in baseball so its obvious that they dont really have a chance in their division. The Reds are 5 games back in a division that obviously could be won with a little help. Our pitching needs a little help but I would love to see a dominant offense. Jose Reyes is a fantastic leadoff hitter and while he does have some injury problems he would really provide a spark at the leadoff spot.
I like Drew Stubbs but I really feel like if the Reds moved him down in the line-up he could really become great.
He is, as of June 6, hitting
.263/.333/.413, 8 HR's, 25 RBI's, 11 2B's, 1 3B, 17 SB's, 25 BB's, and 78 K's.
Jose Reyes as a leadoff is, as of June 6, hitting
.337/.386/.506, 1 HR, 21 RBI's, 18 2B's, 10 3B's, 19 SB's, 20 BB's, and 21 K's.
So looking at stats obviously Reyes is more of a prototypical leadoff hitter, just imagine having Reyes leading off with Phillips, Votto, and Bruce having the chance to drive him in. Stubbs obviously has more power so having him lower in the line-up could provide a lot of pop.
Now here comes the hard part, how can the Reds get a trade for this guy?
There are many things to look at when approaching this trade, obviously the prospects we would have to give up, Reyes and an extension, and maybe even taking Beltran off their hands? Whatever happens this is definantly something to think about.
A possible trade I thought of:
Mets acquire: Yonder Alonso, Jonny Gomes/Fred Lewis, Paul Janish, Mike Leake/Travis Wood
Reds acquire: Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, PTBN
Imagine this line-up:
SS: Jose Reyes
1B: Joey Votto
RF: Jay Bruce
3B: Scott Rolen
CF: Drew Stubbs
LF: Carlos Beltran
C: Ramon Hernandez/Ryan Hanigan