Originally Posted by nate
it seems to me that the Reds really have problems developing fundamentally sound players.
it seems to me that the Reds have trouble accepting that a kid just can't play a certain position. Jay Bruce was playing CF for most of his minor league career. Juan Francisco had to request his move to the OF.
Todd Frazier: 2010 Opening Day shortstop
interesting thing is that Reds have a history of trying to force first basemen to play third base: Deron Johnson, Tony Perez, Nick Esasky, Johnny Bench in his later years, briefly Paul Konerko. They just don't want to waste arm strength at first base.