Originally Posted by Benihana
That's an interesting thought, although I'd first like to know more about his defense. I agree with the others that he would have to be at least average defensively.
Peralta is not a good defensive SS, IMO. That's why Cleveland has soured on him.
However, the Reds are so poor at SS, he's definitely worth considering. He would certainly give the offense a boost.
If the Reds picked up Peralta, they could eventually move him to 3b if they get the SS they really wanted. IMO, he could hit well enough to justify being at 3b.
Worth talking to the Indians about Peralta, but I wouldn't sell the farm for him. I would trade significant prospects for a solid, long term answer at SS though, just don't think Peralta is that guy.
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