Re: Reds Re-sign Votto?
Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I would disagree. I think if you get rid of Hatteberg and add Shelton you have just made the Reds weaker as a team.
Why can't Votto play everyday? Also, I would favor Hatteberg coming off the bench late vs a righty as opposed to Shelton coming into face a lefty. I know thats hard to compare but still...Shelton is K prone.
Dollar figures aside...am I in the minority who would rather have Hatte than Shelton???
Shelton would have more value playing first base against lefties than Hatteberg pinch-hitting. Why do Shelton's strikeouts matter? Sounds like Adam Dunn syndrome- haven't we gotten over that?
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."