Re: Jocketty: Reds could trade a shortstop
Originally Posted by MikeS21
Cozart is solid defensively, but not spectacular. You are not going to see a lot of SportsCenter highlights of Zack playing SS. Didi is probably the better defensive player.
Offensively, Cozart does have some pop, but I'm not sold that his bat will be anything more than what we have seen. I have not seen enough of Didi to know what he will bring to the table, although I am convinced his bat has a LONG way to go.
Every time I start lamenting over the lack of offense at SS, I am reminded of the early 70's when a light-hitting, good-fielding young fellow named Davey Concepcion was handed the SS job. His bat eventually became respectable.
Cozart had several stellar plays last year and also showed good range. I don't trust Gregorius' bat. Looks like a defensive specialist to me. I'd deal him if I had my druthers.
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