Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I agree. Hopefully Phillips is open to moving back to shortstop because it really would solve a couple of the Reds problems. Phillips at SS is a huge upgrade defensively and offensively, and it opens up second base for Chris Valaika. The Reds get better both defensively and offensively without making a trade. Valaika's range at SS is average but he could probably be a pretty good second baseman.
1B Joey Votto
2B Chris Valaika
SS Brandon Phillips
3B Edwin Encarnacion
LF Adam Dunn
RF Jay Bruce
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
And Todd Frazier could be ready sometime next season too.
I am glad that you guys are bringing up these players, at least it gives us some real hope. That can happen.