Originally Posted by westofyou
Throw a glove at the position and see what happens, Reds fans are spoiled to think every position should hit. However 3 years could bite you in the butt, but sometimes you have to lease the car too.
A.G. is a classic 60's SS, can't get on base and can smack a double or HR.
This is what I'm thinking. SS used to almost always be a light hitting position with some rare exceptions (most of whom are in the HOF). Someone else mentioned Gonzalez ranked 15th in the MLB - that's middle of the pack. If that means a fairly sure glove (and maybe it doesn't - I'm stat lazy, frankly), then it's an upgrade. And that occasional extra base hit helps out from time to time (as long as it doesn't come on the first pitch in an AB - wait, that's a different argument!).