Originally Posted by reds44
Lopez really isn't a 'superior' hitter to our shortstops, especially if RA would play there. Better? Yes. Superior? No.
If BP isn't moving to SS now, why do you think he would with FeLo still on the team?
Lopez is a far better hitter than Clayton or Castro. Aurilia is untenable as an everyday shortstop if we're really serious about improving defensively.
If Narron and Krivsky wanted Phillips and Lopez to swap spots, they could've made it happen. They didn't. I have no idea whether it was a conscious decision not to do so, I assume it was. Phillips looks like a slick enough fielder to me to handle that spot.