Originally Posted by mlbfan30
Yeah, but the Reds have a chance to win in 2008, and Bruce and Votto help the team the most. We won't have Harang/Arroyo/Cordero/BP/EE/Dunn/etc in 2015, and the team could suck, we just don't know.
We do know that the Reds have a reasonable chance in 2008, and in the near future. If your one of those people who think rookies will struggle and need to adjust, why not get it out of the way instead of prolonging it.
Teams should always field the best possible team when in contention like the Reds are right now.
Yes, but at least in the case of Votto, you could probably get better production out of a Keppinger/Hatteberg platoon.