Monday, October 20, 2008

Questions the Reds have to answer this off-season

Well, the Bengals officially suck so we can turn our attention to the Reds. The Reds have a ton of questions to answer this off season NOT unlike every other season I can remember. Here's just a few:

1. The rotation??? Who in the world is going to be in it? Harang, Arroyo, Volquez, Cueto, and WHO???????? Will it be Owings, Homer, PettyJohn, Daryl Thompson........................who knows? Maybe a free-agent.

2. Re-sign Jerry Hairston Jr? Better.

3. Who at 3rd? Edwin or Keppinger? I say Kepp. Edwin has pop but little average and no glove. Kepp doesn't strikeout and is a decent fielder.

4. Spend the $24 million you saved in dumping Dunn and Griff? on what? Hopefully a big right handed bat and the rest in the bullpen. Jason Bay is available. Throw some cash at him.

5. David Weathers? Nope. Package him with Edwin and ship them off.

6. Big arm in the bullpen. I'd use Homer as a set up man. He's proven he can't start.

7. Can Chris Dickerson start in center? I hope so.

8. Can Drew Stubbs contribute this season or is he a season away?

Interesting off-season coming. I say this every year but I think if things go right in the off-season, the Reds will contend at least in the wild card next season.

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