Originally Posted by reds700
Why not just move Frazier to the 2? Fastball hitter and you would think hitting in front of Votto would lead to more fastballs to hit. Or Phillips to the 2 and Frazier to cleanup.
I just dont think frazier is as good as some people to believe him to be. Hes not bad but it seems a lot if people on here think hes some kind if super star. Frazier to four would just cause the he and Bruce back to back strikeout thing to continue. He hits a lot of grounders too. In the two spot I could seeing him hit into a bunch of DPs but honestly he'd probably do better than the alternative at this point. In all reality a trade for a real 4 hole hitter would be the ideal solution. No offense to Todd but I'd love to see a Headley for cueto or bailey type deal if cingrani proves himself a legit MLB starter. It'd Take the pitching a notch back but you can't be losing games 2-1 all of the time. With a legit hitter behind votto he'd have to see better pitches and with Phillips in the two spot they can't pitch around him too. One if my work friends is a huge cards fan and he more or less says there gameplan is to pitch to choo Phillips and votto so they do minimal damage. Pretty much don't give them anything direct and let them get theirselves out and go after everyone else.