Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
Probably because the Reds aren't as short-tempered as fans are.
The guy has been a solid role player the last couple of years. They're going to give him plenty of time before making a rash decision. Assignments for guys of his experience aren't something you do without plenty of consideration.
It's a tough one for me too because I've witnessed Cairo have some really big hits for this team the last couple of years, and fill in well for Rolen. It's a shame he has struggled this year.
He is one of the most popular players in the clubhouse. If released, it could be a huge negative on team chemistry.
But clearly, from a baseball standpoint, Cairo looks done at the plate, and we have other guys who can play the same backup role.
I think they have to roll the dice and let him go. If no team picks him up, play him every day at Louisville and see if his bat comes back.