Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Unless, of course, Francisco works out defensively as a third baseman and Frazier can play multiple positions or second base effectively enough.
I think the Reds believe JF can be a good third baseman, in time, chiefly because of his arm. But he probably won't get the chance because he is still raw defensively, he only has two option years left, and his hitting has taken off. Reds probably have decided JF should move to left field where they can start getting offensive production from him sooner.