Re: Wednesday 05/19/10 Minor League Updates
Originally Posted by Kingspoint
He'll come through.
He only has to have enough Offense to play 2nd Base in the Majors. That doesn't ask for a lot. He never has to have an OPS of .800 or anything at the Major League level for him to be successful for the REDS. He can take Brandon's place in 2011 at 2nd Base and a .750 OPS from 2011 through 2015 will be good enough. His defense should be fine for 2nd. You need guys like him that don't cost a lot, but just do their job and are consistent. That will be Valaika.
Average to below OPS with ho-hum to shaky defense are just the kinds of regluar players that turn teams into the Pirates. Good teams have guys like that on the bench.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS