Re: Brodie Greene
There's nothing wrong with a half-season of AA, then, if he dominates, a move to AAA or the majors. Phillips will be in the lineup all season unless the Reds stink. Then, a competition between Ryan Freel-- errr, I man, Brodie Greene-- and Felipe Lopez-- dangit, I mean Henry Rodriguez-- would be just fine for an open spot.
You simply don't know what could happen in that year as well:
Cincinnati might find a SS and move Cozart to 2B.
Torreyes might challenge the .400 mark in A+ Bakersfield after growing three inches and adding 40 pounds in the off-season.
Hamilton might continue to find his inner Tim Raines rather than his inner Maury Wills and force the team to play him.
Ian Kinsler is a free agent and Castellini might decide to add a premier offensive free agent.
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