The Major League Baseball brain trusts will all commence in Nashville, Tenn., this week for the annual Winter Meetings. It is here that deals often come out of nowhere, rumors galore begin to swirl and the foundations are placed for trades to come.
Just see Mat Latos and Sean Marshall—both of whom were acquired soon after the meetings last season. Walt Jocketty laid the foundation for what would become a blockbuster that surprised most inside and outside of baseball.
So with the meetings beginning, we now begin to speculate. It's time to review the Reds' needs (leadoff hitter, left fielder and bench help), the Reds' wants (star leadoff hitter and a power-hitting, run-producing left fielder) and the Reds' blockbuster dreams (David Wright).
With all of this in mind it is time for us to make some bold, and even dream-like, predictions for Walt Jocketty and his club as a result of the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings.
Lets get started.