Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Hamilton is destined to be Cincy's leadoff man in the future, just not yet Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com recently published a pretty interesting read regarding the challenges facing the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals this offseason. Since this is a blog dedicated to the Reds, and since no true Reds fan cares much for the Redbirds anyway, we're going to focus primarily on what Crasnick wrote about the reigning NL Central champs. Keep in mind that the two biggest things on the agenda right now are acquiring a leadoff hitter and figuring out what to do with Aroldis Chapman. Here's a snippet from Crasnick's lengthy post: After spending almost $300 million to sign Joey Votto and Phillips to long-term deals, the Reds aren't in the mix for free agents Michael Bourn or B.J. Upton -- and even Shane Victorino might be looking at a longer-term deal than Cincinnati would prefer. Jocketty said it's more likely the Reds will try to address their leadoff void through a trade for ...
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