Originally Posted by Kc61
The Reds are taking a potentially explosive offense and destroying it. There are only 8 position players in the NL lineup. You cannot have a LF who can't hit. You cannot have a number 2 hitter who can't hit. I believe these things are killing this offense.
If you look closely, it's obvious that Phillips' numbers and Frazier's numbers are coming back down to earth. That's fine, nobody stays hot forever.
But Heisey hasn't hit since 2011. His hitting suits a backup SS or catcher, not a corner outfielder.
Cozart has a 9.7% LD rate. I assume he'll get better but he is not a good enough hitter for the second spot.
The Reds must change these things. They are wasting guys like Choo and Votto.
Cozart now hitting .198. Reds with only 1 hit through 6 innings.