Re: 2012 Reds shortstop Cozart and...
Assuming that Cozart is healthy enough to be the regular in 2012 I think that some consideration should be given to carrying Todd Frazier on the 25 man roster as the primary backup for SS. If Cozart went down for any length of time then I think having Janish or Valaika a phone call away at Louisville would be a wise thing too. Frazier has way more offensive value than Janish and in all honesty, while he isn't as accomplished defensively as Janish he can play multiple positions. Having a guy who is even more versatile than Miguel Cairo on the roster could be a real luxury. Filling in at SS once every week or two isn't too much to ask of Frazier. Heck Jeff Keppinger was the starter for the Reds at short for over a year. Frazier is pretty comparable defensively to Kep.