The center-fielder sounds more like breakfast food than a major league baseball player. Crisp is a pure center-fielder and could probably force Drew Stubbs into the troubled left-field spot. Crisp could bat at the top of the order, allowing Stubbs to drop down to the lower part of the order where strikeout kings should live.
Crisp, a switch-hitter is also a great base stealer and led the American League with 49 in 2011. He doesn't strikeout much and is a career .275 hitter. He only walked 41 times last year which is troubling for a lead-off man. He earned $5.75M in 2011 and could probably be the missing link the Reds have been searching for.
His clubhouse demeanor is questionable and that could prove to be his downfall. Disallowing that, there are not many reasons for the Reds not to look seriously into acquiring him.