Originally Posted by redsfandan
Unless one of those guys tears through AA/AAA without ANY problems the Reds probably won't have an internal replacement in April 2013 either. And even when they think they have someone ready chances are it WON'T be one of those rare prospects that will hit from the get go when they make it to the majors. Maybe BP will still resign after next year. I don't think the Reds should wait til then though. Banking on a Reds prospect to be ready to take over that soon is wishful thinking.
Well, I think there are clearly two different situations. Gregorius is a shortstop with above average defense. So his "tear" wouldn't have to be the kind of "tear" that Henry Rodriguez would have to go on, who is a second baseman with average type defense. And I am not sure they would have to tear through AAA. If Gregorius spends 400 AB's in Louisville and hits .280/.340/.400 I think he would get a solid look.