Originally Posted by RFS62
Who did you think we were going to play at shortstop? How much are you willing to spend and what would you need to see in return to avoid this tragedy?
It has nothing to do per se with the signing of Gonzalez, but the onus is on the Reds now to bolster the offense at other positions because they've "locked in" a poor hitter at shortstop. That's all I'm saying.
The Reds now have to find a way to replace runs at positions that will see massive declines in runscoring ability (e.g. 1st base, catcher). It's not impossible, obviously, but they have
created another chore for themselves by guaranteeing a spot for a bad hitter.