Originally Posted by mth123
Wirhout Rolen you are looking at a Hannahan/Donald platoon at 3B if Frazier or Votto goes down. You're looking at too much Heisey if Bruce or Ludwick goes down. i think a Hannahan/Rolen platoon at 3B is a better option should any of those 4 guys go down.
We just don't agree on this. I don't see Rolen as viable insurance for injuries, he's so often hurt himself. If Frazier has to move to a different position, I'm comfortable with Hannahan playing third most days. He's a superb fielder and can hit righties passably.
The team finally has some lefty-righty balance. All positions are covered, with backups, assuming they resolve the Donald-Izturis thing.
It's time to move on. The Reds don't need three thirdbasemen. They don't need Frazier playing super utility, it's time for him to stick at third.
And there's no substitute for Heisey - with or without Rolen - Chris is the only bona fide CFer on the ballclub. His replacement, if injured, will come from the minors. And Xman provides that extra lefty on the bench, which the Reds can use. He hit righties quite well last year.
So we just don't agree on this, but ultimately I think the sticking point will not be any of these factors. It will likely be money.