Re: Reds one of four teams pursuing Khalil Greene
Originally Posted by Ltlabner
Perhaps his defense outweighs his bat, but if his bat doesn't return that better be a damn good glove.
His defense isn't that
good. I'd argue he's basically a +5 run defender at short. Basically he needs to be '07 with the bat to be a worthwhile addition.
For what it's worth, Marcels projects him at .242/.299/.413 offensively in '09 and CHONE suggests he'll be a +5 defender. The latest Pecota projections aren't out yet but they were more optimistic before his disastrous '08. That's not very inspiring for $6.5M (fingers crossed hoping for a rebound). Basically, the Reds probably shouldn't be sending a ton of talent to San Diego for him.
Greene probably should've taken the Padres' $30M offer.
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