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Fix This Team: Cincinatti Reds

Posted on: November 29, 2008 10:34 am
This team really needs work and the postseason talent is there. I really thought the Reds could do some damage this year but I think Dusty Baker kinda ruined it. Here is what I would do to fix this team.

Willie Randolph should have been looked at by Cincy. Any sane person would want him over Dusty anyday.

Jerry Hairston Jr. would get resigned if I was GM. When he was healthy the team rolled and looked like a team. He also can play almost any position who want him to.

Michael Barrett may be able to solve short term problems. The Reds need a catcher and he is right there in the market. He can do the job while there is a young catcher developing in the minors.

What do you think about trading away Edwin? He can can hit really well but I would not miss his defense. Trading him for a pitcher prospect or a "Young Ready MLB Fielder". Replacing him could possibly be Russel Branyan or what about Joe Crede? Each also in free agency.

They outfield is a section of improvement also. Free agency would come into play again as I would look at Juan Rivera, Mark Kotsay, and Rocco Baldelli.

It's time to move forward with Arroyo just like Griffey and Dunn. I would trade him for someone who has established themsevles in the Majors. I would also explore the options in free agency. Mark Prior is a high risk/high reward possibity if the price is right. Carl Pavano may be able to re-establish hiself in Cincy which may also be risky IF the price is right. Oliver Perez would be tops on my list.

Category: MLB
Tags: Reds

Since: Nov 19, 2009
Posted on: November 19, 2009 3:48 pm

Fix This Team: Cincinatti (or CINCINNATI) Reds

Lurn 2 spel.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:59 pm

Fix This Team: Cincinatti Reds

Talk about an over-haul.  First of all, I think our starting rotation is on the team now.  It'll be something like Harang, Arroyo, Volzuez, and Cueto as the first four.  As the fifth guy you can expect any of the young guys.  I like Daryll Thompson to grab the spot though.  EE stays and so does Hairston, our infield looks like this from left to right:  EE, Hairston, BP, and Votto.  Hannigan catches.  We land Dye for Homer Bailey and Ryan Freel and our OF consists of Dye in left, Chris Dickerson in center, and Jay Bruce in right.  Our bullpen doesn't change much, except Aurthur Rhodes.  I'd also like to re-sign Weathers and land Kerry Wood, but I don't think either will happen.  Keppinger will be a key bench guy, and so will Micah Owings, who will be a Rick Ankiel-like guy.  Javy Valentin backs up Hannigan and Votto.  That's the way I see this off-season panning out, and, as a Reds fan, is the way I hope it does too.

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