Originally Posted by mace
Probably reading too much into it, but Frazier at first base makes me wonder if it's a way of phasing out Cairo. He's no longer needed at third. If they make a trade or two, they'll probably have to create room on the roster, and he's as likely a candidate as any.
I think it's two separate issues.
With Rolen back, and Frazier's numbers so good, Reds have to find ways to get Todd into the lineup. He has versatility so for this season we'll probably see him play some first, some left field, mostly third base. Next season, maybe every day at third base.
Cairo, I think, is a different question. As you correctly said, if the Reds add players they will have to open up roster spots. Since Cairo has not had a good year, since his contract is up, since his defensive positions are covered, he's a candidate to be moved.