Originally Posted by Red Leader
I wish the Reds would just flat out give up on Anderson Machado. He was a wet dream of the former front office. I can't imagine why he's still around.
I suspect that his invite to ML Spring Training has less to do with being a legitimate prospect than the fact that a.) he's a reasonably capable SS and they need extras for split squad games and subbiing for the big kids; b.) he has some ML experience so he knows the ropes and therefore is low maintence; c.) he's highest on the minor league ladder at his position....for now d.) I think he's respected and liked by many of the minor leaguers who have played with him, especially the young hispanic players. I don't know, maybe they just needed a translator (seriously).
On the upisde, they invited Janish too.
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