Re: If the Reds had a Delmon Young, national press would love this trade
Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Interesting line of thinking and I would not necc. say your wrong, however how exactly is it that everyone expects Denorfia to replace Kearns? I do see him adding something to this club, he will in all likelihood be a better baserunner, contact hitter and will give you better range than Kearnsy. And for the long term I am happy with that.
But in the short term he gives us nothing of which we need out of a Kearns replacement. The 2 things that Kearns brought to the table that we need that Deno cannot replace is his power RH bat and his cannon of an arm in RF. The cannon is something we may not need as much of with improved pitching and defense however that RH power bat is gonna hurt us if not replaced. People have been itching to throw Freel and Deno out there in his stead. However in order for that to work they MUST do what they do best in order for that work to our advantage.
Like I said I am not saying Denorfia has no value and indeed I think he is a solid all around ballplayer whom will be an asset now and in the future but we need that RH slugger if we intend on competing for anything more than a .500 record.
which is why i was amazed we sat encarnacion to straight games after his first game