Originally Posted by KronoRed
Sure he will, Shortstop.
That's a good balance of left/right, could account for any orientation day by day without requiring platoons. Votto protects Dunn, where there is noone now. Dunn protects Edwin, where there is noone now. Bruce gets rbi opportunities after his first ab every day. Ross and Valentin play the percentages based on who is starting. Keppinger is an exponentially better hitter than Jason Kendall, who is the poster boy for Larussa's hair brained scheme.
The Reds are getting more than good enough pitching to win. But, the lineup is catty wompas as it is, and there is no indication it will get better without a major shakeup. I like Corey Patterson if he is used correctly on this team, but that role is as a complimentary player who can hit a home run off the bench, steal a base as a pinch runner or play defense late in games.
It is already PAST time for Jay Bruce.