2013 Reds

Fantasy time

We are having a dicussion over on Twitter, and I thought it was interesting. Here’s the question:

If you could acquire one player for the Reds in 2013, whether realistic or not, who would it be?

75 thoughts on “Fantasy time

  1. If you’re sticking with positional players, there is only one rational answer: Trout. (Ok, ok, I’m being a little hyperbolic, but seriously….why anyone else?!?!?)

  2. Love this topic. Trout is a great choice, but if Trout is removed as a possibility, what about David Wright from the Mets? I’ve skimmed the comments and don’t remember seeing him mentioned. Solves 3B and lets Super Todd move to LF.

    • As reported by Mark Sheldon…

      “We haven’t made a decision on Chapman as a starter or as a reliever,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “We’re talking about it.”

      This couild be a VERY interesting off season indeed! 8O

  3. In 2012, the Reds had the 16th highest payroll of 30 teams. The Reds player payroll was $81,137,000. The Reds also had the 6th best or most efficient team regarding player salaries per win. The Red’s cost per win was $836,463. Because of this I can only imagine that Walt keeps on this course.
    I just cannot fathom the Reds going out to sign Josh Hamilton or trading for David Wright. Either would be great to have and would solve many of the offensive problems the Reds have had. But they are just too expensive. Wright is due $16MM in 2013 and is a free agent after 2013. There is just no way Walt trades a gaggle of top prospects for one year of Wright. Hamilton is a free agent now and will be in the $16-20MM range. Just too expensive.
    I believe Walt has a top 10 wish list for trades made up for the upcoming GM meetings next month. For 3B and to hit cleanup, I would imagine that Evan Longoria (TB), Mark Trumbo(LAA), Brett Lawrie(Tor), and Moustakas(Balt) fit the bill most. Low cost and a few years of team control.
    As for a leadoff hitter (CF or LF), there are many more possibilities than at 3B.

  4. What word did I use in my last comment that got it flagged for moderation??? Fathom?? Gaggle??

    • What word did I use in my last comment that got it flagged for moderation??? Fathom?? Gaggle??

      Sometimes I think Chad blocks you just to mess with your head. :wink:

  5. My fantasy pickup this offseason would probably be Mariano Rivera in his vintage years. At least then, Dusty/Walt might decide it’s safe to let Chapman move to starter and see how it goes!!

    • As reported by Mark Sheldon:

      Reds infielder Todd Frazier on Monday earned a MLB Players Choice Award from his peers as he was named the National League’s outstanding rookie winner. Frazier beat out Bryce Harper and Wade Miley.

  6. David Wright. Bat him forth between Votto and Bruce and move Frazier to Left. Or, since its fantasy we should get Ken Griffey Jr in his prime, wait we tried that didn’t we!!! lol :lol:

  7. Somewhat realistically, I’d love to see the Reds target Shin-Soo Choo to play LF and lead off for a year (MLB Trade Rumors projects a $7.9 million arbitration salary for him in 2013) before he hits free agency and until Billy Hamilton’s ready.

    Somewhat less realistically, David Wright would be a perfect fit for this team.

  8. Braun in Left, Bruce in Center, and Ludwick in Right? You are going to take one of the best defensive RF and move him to center where he has not played and cannot cover the ground needed in most ballparks? Have you watched any of the games?

  9. in order:
    Trout, Adam Jones, Felix Hernandez, Ryan Braun, Ryan Zimmerman, David Wright, or Justin Verlander.

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