Originally Posted by dougdirt
Maybe it is time it becomes part of their job description then. Gloves can literally be had by every team in baseball for league minimum. The Reds just let one of the best ones they have had in the last 10 years walk as a minor league free agent. If you want a glove who can play everywhere but can't hit, they should have just kept Miguel Rojas. They let Chris Valaika walk and he could cover you at 2B, SS and 3B too. I am just saying that I am not willing to accept a glove without a bat simply because it has been something others have accepted. Most teams don't have guys at 3B, 2B and SS who are good gloves and an average of 28 years old. Our needs don't match up exactly with most teams because of how our team is built.
The team structure will likely have a five man bench. Two backup outfielders. Two backup infielders. A backup catcher.
One of the two backup infielders has to hit. The other is usually a SS who can field.
I don't think Burriss will just be given either spot. He will probably compete for the backup SS spot, which is more of a defensive position.
Gregorius will be at AAA. If Cozart gets hurt he'll probably get called up, even with another SS on the roster.
The problem last year is that both Valdez and Cairo failed to hit. This year hopefully both positions will hit better. Burriss will have to earn one of the jobs.