Originally Posted by Brutus
I'm not arguing to start Heisey. I'm saying Coco Crisp is not an upgrade over Heisey.
Crisp, based on 2012, would only have gotten on base six more times than Heisey over 600 plate appearances. That's not really an upgrade.
So I'm not advocating that the Reds start Heisey every day, I'm saying that Heisey might as well be thrown out there over the cost of obtaining (and paying) Crisp.
I'm guessing the Reds will go cheaper than Coco Crisp. I think Eric Young, Jr. is a more likely candidate for CF.
Heisey as a backup? I think he's the wrong kind of hitter, but as long as he's not playing every day it's no big deal.
Just hopefully they will do something to upgrade the OBP output in that position.