Originally Posted by Tom Servo
I'd love to pick up Ensberg but the Cantu acquistion from yesterday makes it highly unlikely.
Cantu was so...yesterday.
What I like about Ensberg is his OBP. The guy has very good plate discipline, and can back up 3B (if they keep EE, and he blossoms, as I hope they do, and I hope he does) and be the 1B platoon with Votto, if he needs to be platooned.
Even when he was hitting .230, he was getting on base 37-38% of the time. There's something to be said for that, and RH pop off the bench.
This is the Rich Aurilia replacement, IMO.
His contract is certainly an issue, and he's making more than they wanted to pay Rich. But unlike the Cantu trade, this is an acquisition that will improve this team, IMO.
I think it's all a matter of if they want to take on his contract.