Most don’t figure the Reds to be very active in free agency, but I’d prefer not to see the organization stand pat. Outside of dealing a young arm a couple of quality, low-end free agent signings could be the difference between returning to the post-season and sitting out October once again.
MY FREE AGENT WISH LIST
Carl Crawford (TB) – No way is he coming to the Reds, but he would be perfect to hit in front of Votto and fill in the spot in left field, leaving Gomes as a bench player.
Juan Uribe (SF) – Can play shortstop or third base and hit for power. His versatility would be a big boost to go along with the aging Scott Rolen and the defensive contributions of Paul Janish.
Ty Wigginton (BAL) – Like Uribe, he is versatile. Could serve as nice filler and be in the lineup more often than not. Wanted him at the trade deadline and would love him here.
Jorge Cantu (TEX) – The Reds gave up on him a few years ago, but he could still help with his power.
Yorvit Torrealba (SD) – could fit in well in platoon with Ryan Hannigan at catcher.
FREE AGENT LIST (USAToday.com)