Re: The Case For: Xavier Paul
Originally Posted by Kc61
I think the Reds outfield as currently structured, has excellent lefty/righty balance. I would keep XPaul.
Heisey and Ludwick have hit righties better, but not last year. Both hit lefties better.
If Rolen comes back, which I doubt, the Reds will have an overload of players in the infield. I wouldn't remedy that by going short in the outfield.
Particularly with Choo playing out of position in CF, I'd want my full compliment of five outfielders.
Somewhat agree, but Todd Frazier moving to an OF spot against LHP with Bruce or Choo resting and Rolen at 3B might be a better fit. I don't see much PT for Paul unless there is an injury. Keeping guys as a pure PH is a crapshoot. I'd say Heisey will be the primary back-up at all three spots and Frazier's versatility might make Paul the odd man out if Rolen returns. I can't see Donald or Hannahan being cut loose. They'll probably just make good use fo the DL and keep them all around.
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