Re: BuckeyeRedleg's Down on the Farm stock report (non-pitchers)
I love these updates Buckeye. My two cents:
The Reds really only have one guy now who projects as a major league OF in Bruce. Stubbs is still very iffy IMO. Valaika and Rosales look a lot like guys that could move into a Ryan Freel type role. A little 2B, a little 3B and probably some OF. Not trying to "brand" these guys as bench players but more seeing how they'll fit in during a future that looks like it only has openings at C and SS. Having a couple guys like that on the bench would be a big plus for a team that wants to contend in 2009 to 2011 time frame. I think the lack of quality OF help beyond Bruce might get these guys some time out there. Rosales probably will get time sooner than Valaika given his age. It would set them up for the supersub role that seems to be a necessity these days.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS