Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
So that would make Dickerson the fourth option, perhaps fifth, depending on whether Bruce is going to play any CF in 2013 (Hamilton, Bruce, Heisey, Choo). That's a lot of injuries at once, and, if I were a wagering guy, Dickerson would know that as well.
OK, I'll play along. Lets say Choo gets hurt. Heisey moves into CF. Who comes up and takes the bench role while Choo is on he DL? Assume Hamilton hasn't done enough to come up and play every day and you don't want him to come up and sit.
I think it only takes one injury for another AAA OF to be next in line. If you're like me, you still don't want Heisey out there more than 3 or 4 days per week, who plays the other days? Xavier Paul isn't really an option in CF. I seriously doubt that the Reds think Bruce is either.