We’re going to try something out this offseason. Each week we’re going to pose a question for the community to discuss as it relates to the Cincinnati Reds and just see where the discussion goes. This week we’re going to start off with a big one: You get to make one move this offseason as emperor of baseball. The move has to be related to the Reds. The move can’t be “sell the team to Jeff Bezos and have him spend more money than anyone has ever dreamed of on talent”.
Let’s pretend that things are realistic. If you’re going to suggest a free agent signing, make it one that is doable (Trevor Bauer, for example, isn’t signing a 4-year deal for $15M a year – if you want to sign Bauer, you need to make a realistic offer). If you are going to trade for Francisco Lindor, you need to make a real offer – he’s not going to be acquired for a reliever and a solid prospect.
Perhaps you would like a new manager to come in as your one move. If that’s something you’d propose, you have to hire a new manager and detail how to get them to come to Cincinnati. Maybe you want a new hitting coach. Tell us who that should be and why.
This is about talking out the ideas. Be detailed with the move you would like to see made and why it would benefit the team more than any other move. Let’s have a little fun with this.