Monday, January 19, 2009

Reds Still Need To Add Pieces

The Reds still need to add another outfielder or utility type player. Right now on the 40 man roster, the Reds have only Willy Taveras, Jay Bruce, Jerry Hairston Jr., Chris Dickerson, and Norris Hopper in the outfield. Hairston Jr. may be called on to play SS in the absence of Gonzalez, who will probably start the season injured. I still don't know if the Reds are sold that Dickerson can take over full time in left. He came up at the end of 08 and really lit it up.

It will also be interesting as to who will play back up to Joey Votto at 1B. Keppinger is really the only person that I see that can fill that role at the moment. Kepp will apparently be that utility player who will fill in at SS, 1B, and 3B throughout the season. Catcher Wilkin Castillo will also serve as a backup to Brandon Phillips at 2nd.

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