Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Let me ask you this. What is more valuable to the Reds organization, a quality LH pinch hitter or a grocery bagger at Krogers? What Francisco may or may not do and what Dorn may or may not do in the future has yet to be determined, but Dorn's odds of sticking in the Majors is quite a bit better than Francisco's in my own opinion. And in my opinion Francisco is likely to have a long career as a journeyman 3B/1B/DH/LF in the minors at best. Now I say opinion because A.) I truly could be wrong (he could make the adustment(s) and B.) If there is a chance (no matter how slight I might think that chance is) that you could be wrong on this board you better call it an opinion.
At the end of the day if you have 1 big flaw in your game that most if not all pitchers can exploit in the majors it doesn't matter your upside, other big time tools, your minor league production or anything else. Juan has a strong possiblity of having that 1 flaw and Dorn doesn't, again IMO.
Dorn doesn't have a big flaw? He is a terrible defensive player and yes, I have seen him play (not enough to base my opinion solely on what I saw however; how many times have you seen him play Icehole?). With the numbers he has put up, in my opinion, if he had any future with the Reds they would have called on him before Nix, McDonald or Gomes (Is Dorn on the 40 man roster; clue #2). We disagree by a longshot on Francisco's ceiling but I am not as high on him as others are on this board. This whole series of posts are opinions, I don't think anyone on here would deny that.