Bill Lack and I got together to discuss a shockingly active first week of the off-season for the Cincinnati Reds. From changes to the coaching staff to surprise hires to front office claims that they are going to increase the payroll…we break it all down for you. Plus: could you ever drop the Reds for another team?
It’s the off-season edition of the World’s Most Dangerous Podcast!
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The thing to remember or consider about any and all of this, though, is this.
Just because we make changes, that doesn’t mean the players “will” perform better, that doesn’t mean they “should” perform better, simply because coaching changes were made.
Remember, we went out to go get Turner Ward. And, look what happened to our offense. A miserable disaster.
The players still have to perform.
I doubt that Turner Ward would have been the hitting coach if Puig had not come to Cincy.
Lol this is true. We’d be better off not making all the moves they did last year. Losing 4 top 10 prospects wasn’t worth picking up 7 wins in a season that we weren’t in contention for 1 day. Not 1 day.
Make the following free agency signings/trades and extensions this offseason:
Sign Desclafani to 2 yr contract
Sign Gregorious to 3 yr contract
Trade Winker to Braves for Inciarte
Trade India and Peraza to Tigers for Matt Boyd (LHP)
Trade R. Iglesias to Dodgers for J. Pederson
Sign 1 of Will Smith/Dellin Betances for bullpen