|View Poll Results: What is the missing critical component to contend.|
|Big RH bat||20||45.45%|
|Big LH bat||4||9.09%|
|Top of the order bat||4||9.09%|
|Other: (Please state what that is)||13||29.55%|
|I am really not sure||3||6.82%|
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|01-03-2012, 12:37 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Critical remaining component
I have argued that in order for the Reds to be complete (on paper anyway) that they need a big RH bat to hit between Votto and Bruce more than anything. I felt they actually needed it more than anything else. Though I was happy to see them go and get a potential ace arm and another good high leverage bully arm. The ace was necessary to be a legit World Series contender but only IMO if it came along with a legit middle of the order bat. Certainly if Bruce improves his game or even Heisey or Stubbs it should lessen the blow on offense. But I see us losing alot of games 3-2 and 2-1 and the like because teams walk Votto in key situations and make someone else beat them which right now unless Rolen rebounds strongly (something I think the Reds are counting on) we have no one to make those teams pay.
I also would love to upgrade at the top of the lineup but IMO it's a moot point if we have no one to drive them in (because Votto is getting walked).
So the question I have for everyone is what is the missing critical piece right now and why? IMO someone needs to pay for walking Votto and going at Jay with a strong LHP. A big RH is necessary.
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Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 01-03-2012 at 12:43 PM. Reason: error in title
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