Re: Reds looking for right handed bat
Originally Posted by REDREAD
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.
If Peralta and Lugo are comparable defensively, I'd rather sign Lugo for the league minimum than trade anything of value for Peralta.