Re: Frazier > Cairo
Todd Frazier hit .195 with a .654 OPS against righties in the majors last year. (He was effective against LHP.)
He may have a role on the Reds, but he is not the guy to come off the bench to hit right handed pitching in a key spot.
Cairo has been a real good backup player for a long time and I wouldn't give him up just because of a slow start. Frankly, both he and Rolen have me a little worried right now, but they have a track record, they deserve some time.
The Harris role - lefty hitter off the bench -- should be improved IMO. That new lefty bat will have to come from outside the organization. It's not the role for Frazier, and I don't see another candidate now that Alonso and Francisco are both traded. And it is ridiculous IMO to have zero lefty hitters on the bench, the Reds will need somebody if not Harris.
Last edited by Kc61; 04-11-2012 at 05:50 PM.