Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Most of the defensive reviews I've seen suggest that while Mes has the better arm and footwork, Grandal is a much better receiver and game manager. Here's one idea... Mes to 3B.
I'm surprised no one else has mentioned that. It makes a lot of sense unless you think that's Frazier's destination, but every hint I've picked up tells me that the Reds see him as the long term solution in left field. Sure, Juan Francisco might be the third baseman of the future, but the odds are very much against him for reasons that have been well-documented and discussed without end. If not one of those guys, then who is it? There's David Vidal, who is reportedly transitioning to catcher, and no one else. Cody Puckett doesn't have the arm, and no one else has the bat except Junior Arias, but let's be real--Arias just turned 19 a couple weeks ago. If he blossoms into a big-time prospect, we won't see any results for probably at least another five years.