Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman
I would take this to mean one of four things:
1) They are starting to get sick of Encarnacion's defense and want to simply replace him.
2) They are starting to get sick of Encarnacion's defense and are considering moving him to the OF.
3) Votto's situation is much more serious than anyone is saying, and they are planning to move Encarnacion temporarily to 1B while they await Alonso's arrival.
4) Buster Olney doesn't know what he's talking about.
I'm thinking it is probably some mixture of 1, 2 and 4. I'm really hoping it isn't 3.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013