Originally Posted by Ron Madden
I've heard and read that nobody works harder than Edwin.
I really don't think effort is the reason for his inconsistency.
Well for whatever reason, he falls into huge funks.
Maybe the Reds management has put too much pressure on him. I was hoping with Dusty here, the fear of being sent to AAA after every mistake would go away, and he'd be more relaxed and perform better.
His hitting is coming around, so hopefully his defense will too.
I just see signing him longterm as a bit risky. The Reds should still look into it though, but it's a tough call. He could either become a solid player or go Willie Greene on us.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!