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.
There could be something to that. Frazier is versatile enough to handle 1B, which allows both he and Rolen to be in the lineup atthe same time when Votto is out.
If Ludwick returns next season, I could see the Reds working him out at 1B during Spring Training to add to the RH backup depth at 1B. Additionally, a 34-year-old power hitting OF could do worse than to add 1B to his resume.