Originally Posted by Ron Madden
An honest question here.
Could this be just another case in which Reds Fans can't wait to turn a very good utility player into an everyday starting player?
No. Question here is not about the long term. Eventually, if Hairston slumps, he won't start.
But for now he's hitting .324 with a .370 OBP and is the team's best lead off man. Should he sit?
Or to put it differently, should the Reds play five lefty hitters against lefty pitching with Hairston, a good righty, sitting on the bench?