Re: Edwin Suggestion
I am personally baffled by the amount of sentiment in this town--referring to radio (mostly Brennaman), people in the stands, and a smattering here on RZ--that EE would be more useful as a 1B. Judging by experience (no stats to back this up), mostly "tall, lumbering guys" are the ones that get moved simply because they do not have the range.
EE is a very good athlete, has outstanding range, and good instincts. Those traits cannot be taught. EE has a tendency to lose control when he "lobs" throws or has extra time to think about throwing. Control of an erratic arm CAN, to some degree, be taught. If EE was 6'4", 240, I could see it...but in my opinion Reds fans should be happy to pencil a potential top-5 offensive and defensive 3B--EE--in at 3B for at least the next 5 years.
If he falls on his face, so be it. I do not think he will, and he HAS improved over the course of the year. Another factor that does not work in his favor is that Aurilia/Hatteberg are not good at keeping high throws from sailing past. They are still errant throws, but if Edwin had had a couple "saved" by his teammates the number of errors and fielding % would not be as eye-popping.