Originally Posted by RedlegJake
Tonys Gutierrez has a ML future as a backup at the very least. Career .405 OBP -he has a great OBP essentially every level he's played. Lack of power and speed and the fact he plays first will hold him back but as a backup I think he's a lock to make it. Think a young Scott Hatteberg. With Votto on the Reds, Tonys may be a guy the team want to package in a trade since both are LH. I think Barker should get cut next so Tonys can go to Louisville. Build his value.
I like this idea. He'll be a six-year free agent after this season, so the Reds probably need to add him to the 40-man roster this year if they want to keep him around.