Great to get back to some good talk and stop seeing the hundreds of back and forth panty bunches among posters the last two weekends cluttering up the threads.
Like another poster said, I am also (trying) backing off the ledge (that we gave up twice as much as needed basically) in both trades. Never having heard of Latos, guess I need to visit other teams sites some! ha ha.
I havent seen anyone take Ryan Hanigan so I will take him and as a backup Cozart at short.
I like you Pog, hope that Rolen does however or one of the younger replacements for him at 3rd.
Majors: Mike Leake, Ryan Ludwick (I think getting out of PetCo will really help him), Zack Cozart.
Minors: Dennis Phipps, Billy Hamilton (can he swipe 100 bases above Single A?)
Homer BaileyJuan Francisco
Andrew BrackmanKyle LotzkarJ.C Sulbaran
I agree regarding LUDWICK.
I think WALT J . made a great move signing him.
There should be aprox. 1900 plate appearances spread among the 3 outfield positions.
Assuming BRUCE has 550 + - appearances , with days off , injuries etc. that leaves 1350 + - appearances.
LUDWICK , HEISEY and STUBBS can battle over the 1350 .
This could pressure STUBBS to improve his offensive game.
If he doesn't he sits and HEISEY plays center and LUDWICK is in left.
That said I hope DUSTY plays the " hot hand " or hands who ever it is.
The CARDS are not going to roll over and die and the REDS I believe end the season in ST. LOUIS.
I hope and want the REDS to go into ST. L already clinched or up by 2.
Winning the central in front of a sell out ST. L crowd would make 2012 GREAT !
Also the PIRATES and BREWERS can't be written off either.
But it all comes down to PITCHING and HEALTH.
Hopefully the REDS have both and just enough hitting to win 90 +.