Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
He's been bad, but he's only had 85 plate appearances. It's not like he's had nearly the same sample as a guy that would have 400 PAs by now.
The point is that he's been a very good player for the Reds the last few years, so given his lack of chances, you have to give him a longer leash time-wise before making a decision to cut him loose. Especially since he's a guy that can refuse assignment and you'd have to let him go permanently.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Ryan Ludwick have only a .500 OPS after about 85 PAs? The Reds could afford to give Cairo a longer leash before deciding if his struggles are an extended slump or a sign of things to come.
Who would he get AB's from though? Not Rolen or Frazier. When Votto comes back.....then he will get even less.