Originally Posted by jmcclain19
Guy hasn't played more than half a season in almost four years. He played 88 games in 2007 when he was a pretty sub par 3b. Since then he's been a non entity.
He's strictly a 1B/DH now - not something the Reds need.
Nice that he wants to still hang on, but he's pretty much done, barring a miracle.
I thought pretty much the same about Rolen when the Reds traded for him. Last year in the first half, Rolen said his pain was gone for the first time in a long time and he was like his old self. Too much work caused his condition to flare up. If Chavez is feeling no pain, maybe he can play 3B again on a limited basis and limiting he and Rolen's load may keep them both productive. The good news about a deal like I'm proposing is that the Reds really have a need for a caddy for Rolen and a lefty bat and no one of consequelnce would have ABs taken away to give it a shot. I'd rather try this and take a shot at productivity than give the job to Cairo and lock in mediocrity.