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Thread: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

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    Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    I'm sure I'm in the minority here but I really like this team.Stubbs is the only guy I wouldn't mind seeing go but even he has enough talent and youth on his side for me to believe he deserves a roster spot.I would like to see Heisey in CF more with Ludwick getting the bulk of PT in LF.Other then that I don't see another team out there I like better position for postion in the NL.

    I know this isn't nearly as fun as discussing endless trade possibilities but I was just wondering if there's anyone else out there that feels the same.

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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    At the very least, I hope they acquire some bench/role players via trade.
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Yes
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    I wouldnt be surprised if we didnt do anything. Id like a LH bat off the bench too at least
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    The starters I would not change (perhaps start Mesoraco a day or two more per week). Let Ludwick play LF.

    It would be nice to pick up a couple LH bats off the bench.
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Leadoff really needs to be addressed. And I don't see a real viable option in house.

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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Maybe.

    I'd start, right now, with Phillips at lead off, Ludwick playing full time for now (ride the hot hand) in LF and batting cleanup, and Heisey and Stubbs splitting time in CF.

    See how it goes for the next week or so, working on deals all the while. I would hate to give up a ton for a rental or an older guy like Pierre (who admittedly does have on base skills)
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Not if it involves moving a member of the rotation, which is the key to this team. That said, I'd love to see a LH bat or two--but not at the expense of any of rotation.

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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Gotta have a lefthanded bat and I would get the best reliever out there whoever he is.
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    The starters I would not change (perhaps start Mesoraco a day or two more per week). Let Ludwick play LF.
    I think the Hannigan/Mesoraco arrangement is going just fine.

    Ludwick in left is looking better every day.
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Yes. Leadoff is a given and bench is a problem. If we want to the Reds to be there at the end, we must have offense. Too many games that go down to the wire with a 2-1 lead, or something similar.
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    We still have some players in the minors... so Walt needs to make trades to get rid of them.

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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    Leadoff really needs to be addressed. And I don't see a real viable option in house.
    I'm sure this discussion has occurred one or two times on this site, but what about Brandon Phillips.

    I would love for the Reds to go grab a power bat to stick in left or center field to be the four hitter. Moving BP to lead off would be great for the team, and the acquired trade could kill two birds with one stone.
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    The Reds really have no help on the way from the DL or the minor leagues this year. Other teams are getting guys back or have kids coming and other teams will be making deals as well. Even if you are comfortable with how the Reds match-up with other contenders, the bar is about to go up. Where the Reds rank at this point shouldn't get anyone too comfortable. The competition will all be improving.

    IMO, the is team needs to acquire 2 players. One is a LH bat to lead-off and keep Stubbs on the bench vs RHP (or send Stubbs out of town completely in the deal). The other is a LH PH. One of Stubbs or Heisey probbaly needs to go and I'd guess Cairo and Rolen would take turns hanging out on the DL to make room on the bench.
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    Re: Do the Reds really need to make a trade?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    I'm sure this discussion has occurred one or two times on this site, but what about Brandon Phillips.

    I would love for the Reds to go grab a power bat to stick in left or center field to be the four hitter. Moving BP to lead off would be great for the team, and the acquired trade could kill two birds with one stone.
    Agreed. If we go get a leadoff guy we are still left with Phillips in the cleanup spot where I dont think is the best place for him. Get a power bat and put Phillips at leadoff. You fill 2 needs while only acquiring 1 player. Honestly I really wouldnt care if the reds decided to just move Phillips to leadoff and let Ludwig or Frazier hit cleanup.
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