My 2nd of 5 installments, covering what I believe are areas of need. You are the GM. Get a Left Fielder for 2012. He can come from within the organization, FA or rumored to be available in a trade.
I pick Yonder Alonso.
This is the position the Reds do not need to spend a dime on. I'm not one that cares too much about LF defense, and Alonso did well in limited playing time at the major league level. He offers legitimate protection for Votto, even though he's LH himself. Votto's L/R splits are negligible. He hits everyone.
Alonso makes the league minimum.
Now, I'd have preferred the Reds gave Hermida more of a shot in the regular season, but for some reason, despite a fantastic year at AAA, they didn't.