3 Radical Ways the Cincinnati Reds Can Solve Their Left Field Problem

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Sign Third Baseman Casey McGehee

Sep 20, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee (9) connects for a base hit during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Casey McGehee is a 31-year-old third baseman coming off a roughly league-average season for the Miami Marlins, and the Reds already have Todd Frazier, who is decidedly better than league-average.   So why did McGehee’s name pop up on this list?

Well, it didn’t.  Not really.  McGehee, in this context, is more of a concept than an individual.  The idea is that if the Reds could find a serviceable third baseman on the cheap (McGehee made $1.1 million this year), then they could move Frazier to left, and the offense would get a boost in the process.  You know, because they’d essentially be replacing Ludwick with McGehee (or whoever) in the lineup.

They’d be creating runs from thin air, for free.  Magic!