Re: Jocketty: Reds could trade a shortstop
One thing, potentially, to factor in here is Gregorius' role in shifting Billy Hamilton to CF. Maybe the Reds make that shift regardless of the organizational SS situation, but I sort of doubt that. If Cozart, who is going to be OB challenged throughout his career, is the only block to Hamilton at SS, it creates a very good argument to keeping Hamilton at SS for at least one more season.
Yet the Reds also had a kid with a sweet glove and a working stick advancing one level ahead of Hamilton. What the brass decided on might have been a long-range plan that involves Hamilton in CF and Didi at SS. I that's the case, then Cozart would be the player to deal. He's surely got some market right now and other teams definitely could use him.
It really depends on how high the front office is on Gregorius.
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