Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
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.
Yes, but Ludwick had most of the season left to turn it around (which he did). Cairo has been about as non-productive as it gets in the role he'll very likely occupy the rest of the season (if he remains on the team). With far better options available (Lyle Overbay, even Xavier Paul), I don't see any reason to continue giving Cairo at bats while we're in a pennant race.
As I previously stated, I genuinely do appreciate all Cairo's provided the club. Offer him a job within the organization and go with someone who's more likely to help us the rest of the year.