Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has a pretty extensive shopping list as the non-waiver July 31 trade deadline approaches.
“We’d like to upgrade leadoff, cleanup and the bench — and if we can — help our pitching a little bit,” he said.
But he knows it will be difficult to address all or any of those needs.
“I’m not sure of any of it is possible,” he said. “But that’s what we’re trying to do.”
My question is: why does he think cleanup is a "position" of concern, and whom could he possibly be targeting for it?
It seems clear to me that LHH CF/leadoff is the true need.
Span or Revere would do nicely there.