Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
EdE's fine, but he's not a 3rd baseman. That's beyond established. I'd have no problem keeping him and putting him in LF. But if he moves to LF, then the Reds have no 3rd baseman in earnest. Enter Rolen.
Yep. And starting next year, Encarnacion's not that cheap. Cheaper than Rolen, yes. But no longer cheap enough for the prevailing logic to this point -- "good offense, he gives a lot of it back on defense, but that's okay, he's cheap" -- to remain nearly as logical.