Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Drafted as a college senior, developed (including a stint in the AFL), put on the 40-man roster, promoted to the major leagues and given 150+ ABs.... how is this crapping on a player?
How quickly was Denorfia discarded after Kearns was traded away? One week or so? He wasn't able to even get back in the lineup after that until the last two weeks of the regular season altogether. And yet this was a guy who should have been given a realistic chance to start regularly in center field in spring training of last year.
I'm glad the Reds got what looks to be a decent big league reliever in return, but Denorfia's skill set is one that he deserved a much bigger look than he ever got.