Add a vet or go with the young guys?
Now that it's pretty apparent that Erik Bedard isn't going to become a Red any time soon, the Reds are looking at young, unproven pitchers for three of the five rotation sports.
Do you think they'd be well-served to add a second-tier free agent? Livan Hernandez, Steve Trachsel, Bartolo Colon, Jason Jennings, Freddie Garcia, Kris Benson, Matt Clement and Jon Lieber are still out there. Other than Hernandez, there are health questions about them all.
Or do you think the Reds should just go with the young guys? Homer Bailey and Edinson Volquez would be in rotation if the season started today. But Johnny Cueto and Matt Maloney are close to big league ready as well, so they could replace Bailey or Volquez if they falter.
And I hope you all had a happy holiday.
There's been some debate about anonymous posting. I'll continue to allow it, although I wish people would register or leave a name at the bottom so people could respond to them. Everyone on the site, except for me, is anonymous anyway if they choose to be. I don't think there's a guy out there named Bob Redlegs.
It wouldn't hurt for everyone to be a little nicer and little more tolerant. In other words, rip the post not the poster.