Originally Posted by Grouse
Although not the most talented player, he is a true pro. He gives you solid D, and pro at bats. I never understood the hate by some red fans for him. Its like they expect him to be Mike Schmit or something. IMO HE is a solid backup and worth the money. Rolen can get hurt anytime and Francisco is the most overated player on the 40 man.
Yes he has been solid, BUT let me list the guys who can be Utility players on the reds right now other than Cairo.
Fazier, Valdez, Janish, Harris, and Valakia. Plus Juan Fransisco who is out of options so he is definately starting on the big league club and i have a feeling at least 2 of the utility guys other than Cairo make the team and they all will have better spring trainings except maybe Harris.