Cincinnati Reds Offseason

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    Cincinnati Reds Offseason

    Now that the season is over, lets have some discussion on what the Reds should or should not do in the offseason.

    First of all, they need to find a manager though I do think that Riggleman was better than his predecessor, he is not the answer.

    Two, move away from Billy Hamilton. They can lose just as many games with him as they can without him. He is a total liability at the plate and has not gotten any better over the last 2 or 3 years.

    Need to make a decision on Senzel and get his bat in the lineup a minimum of 5 days a week whether it be in the infield or the outfield.

    Jesse Winker needs to play everyday in one of the corner outfield spots.

    Phillip Ervin is outfielder # 4 and I do not waste time trying to find someone else.

    Curious to hear the thoughts of others on this subject.
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    You move on from Billy. Plug Ervin in CF next season until Trammell is ready in 2020.

    You either trade Scooter (which is the smart move IMO), or you move Senzel in a deal if you resign Scooter. Don't think that'd be smart, but you have to do one or the other.

    Focus 100% on upgrading the rotation. You've got a solid #3 in Castillo, and a solid #5 in Disco. Gotta add a couple of guys for the top of the rotation. Bullpen seems to be okay with Lorenzen, Garrett, Iglesias, Hernandez, and Hughes. Probably throw Cody Reed in there too.

    Get a manager who manages with the #s and analytics.

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    Spend money on starting pitching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    You move on from Billy. Plug Ervin in CF next season until Trammell is ready in 2020.

    You either trade Scooter (which is the smart move IMO), or you move Senzel in a deal if you resign Scooter. Don't think that'd be smart, but you have to do one or the other.

    Focus 100% on upgrading the rotation. You've got a solid #3 in Castillo, and a solid #5 in Disco. Gotta add a couple of guys for the top of the rotation. Bullpen seems to be okay with Lorenzen, Garrett, Iglesias, Hernandez, and Hughes. Probably throw Cody Reed in there too.

    Get a manager who manages with the #s and analytics.
    Starting pitching definitely has to be at the top of the list. Castillo looks to have the potential to be a middle of the rotation guy like you said and Disco can be a passable 4-5. From the in-house candidates: Mahle showed flashes of a 4-5 guy as well. How about Lorenzen as a possible starter? I didn't watch him enough to see if his repertoire could play in the rotation. His ERA looked good in his 3 starts but his peripherals weren't the best. This is a place that they absolutely have to improve. Their starters were 28th in baseball in WAR.

    Also like you said the outfield has to improve. Billy's defense is not worth the damage that he does to the offense--particularly in a bandbox like GABP. The outfield was 26th in WAR last season and a big reason that overall the offense was slightly below average in runs scored. That's unacceptable hitting in the park that they hit in. While their average and OBP trended in the right direction they just didn't have enough pop. Their slugging was 19th which led them to be 3rd in runners left on base. The 2 teams that finished ahead of them in that category finished in the top 10 in runs scored... the Reds were only 18th.

    Lots of places to improve.

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    The Reds were 15th in Spending on Pitchers at $37.4 the Red Sox were #1 with over $96 spent on pitching.
    The Reds were 25th in Spending on Outfielders at $5.7 the Angels were #1 with over $59.1 spent on outfielders.
    The Reds were 6th in Spending on Infielders at $34.5 the Mariners were #1 with over $55 spent on infielders.
    The Reds were 13th in Spending on Catchers at $4.8 the Cardinals were #1 with over $20.8 spent on catchers.
    The Red were 24th in Total Payroll at $100 the Red Sox were #1 at over $228 spent on total payroll.
    (All figures in Millions)

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    Votto must get a lot better next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Votto must get a lot better next year.
    This isn't serious, is it?

    They have a laundry list of areas that need improvement, but Joey Votto is certainly not even remotely close to being one of them.

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    Eduardo Perez will be the new manager. Just a hunch on my part.

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    They need two top of the rotation guys somehow. If they find that they can compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    They need two top of the rotation guys somehow. If they find that they can compete.
    Corbin and Keuchel would make the most sense....Doubt they even attempt to get either though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Corbin and Keuchel would make the most sense....Doubt they even attempt to get either though.
    My guess is both will be too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    My guess is both will be too expensive.
    If those two are too expensive, they're never going to put another winner on the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Eduardo Perez will be the new manager. Just a hunch on my part.
    Hiring ESPN analysts as rookie managers worked out well for the Yankees and Red Sox this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    They need two top of the rotation guys somehow. If they find that they can compete.
    They need to add offense in the outfield as well to overtake the 3 teams in their division that are 20+ games better than them

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    They need to add offense in the outfield as well to overtake the 3 teams in their division that are 20+ games better than them
    Addition by subtraction.

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