Originally Posted by BearcatShane
If the Reds trade Dunn they need to see if Bruce can hit major league pitching this year.
They should make sure he can hit AAA pitching before they move him along. In the two games prior to tonight he was 1-8 albeit with a homerun. His 2-4 tonight helps that average but this guy was hardly a top prospect for the Yankees (2-3, 5.22ERA). The Reds need to give him a chance to sink or swim in AAA and not rush him. If he forces there hand and continues his torrid season, give him a call up in September. So far he has at times looked overmatched with the Bats.
I do agree that Votto should be up here as soon as they can move either Hatte or Conine.