Re: Brodie Greene
If usage means anything, Greene has played about as much SS as 2B. HRod has been at 2B almost exclusively. If the Reds sign BP to a long term deal, then, IMO, HRod is blocked and Greene becomes more valuable to the Reds because of his versatility.
Admittedly, Greene is one of my favorites minor league players. He can play anywhere except catcher, and has some power and base stealing ability. Also, he appears to be one of those tough nosed, good character guys that always seems to show up on winning teams.
As a senior sign, Greene started at A+ and held his own, so he has already skipped at least one level. Even counting AFL as AA, he will have only about half the PA's at that level as HRod. It seems like a stretch to start Greene in AAA.