Re: Are the Reds done dealing?
Originally Posted by mth123
If Cozart goes down, I want a solid defender out there fielding the position every day. That isn't Donald, who would be barely better than Keppingeresque defensively as a day in, day out player at SS. Perfectly happy with Donald on the bench behind a healthy Cozart and Phillips, but I don't want him playing 9 innings at SS for more than a couple of days in a row. It would be a death blow to the pitching staff and, IMO, the extra outs would get teams deep into the Reds pen frequently. Izturis would be at AAA in case of emergency with minimum deal, a promise of a September a call-up and to not stand in his way if another team should have a similar need for him. He'd be the infield version of Corky Miller.
This is how I feel as well. I like Donald on the bench (Hannahan too), but full time shortstop....no thanks. I'm not sure Izturis would be my target, but I'm in sync with this line of thinking to be sure.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.