Re: Greene? Really?
Greene would be a solid upgrade for the Reds at short, if he is healthy, and that is the key. He had a terrible 08, but many players have one bad year, and then recover and have a solid career.
As Mitri pointed out, he plays in one of the worst hitters parks in the majors. His road numbers, including the terrible 08 are:
.270 .318 .484 .802
In GABP, he should come close to those numbers if healthy.
That is a huge improvement over Gonzalez career overall #'s
.248 .295 .399 .695
Defensively, he would be solid, but not great at SS. He would be much better than Keppinger, and probably as good as Gonzalez, if he is healthy. Greene was rated as a +7 in 2007 Fileding Bible which put him in the top 10 in the majors. The key is that he is a solid everyday SS with years of experience there, which is what the Reds need. A stable defensive SS.
His salary is definitely too high, but that just means that he should be available for very little in return.
He's not my first choice, but he is definitely on my short list of SS candidates for the Reds next year.