Originally Posted by dfs
From a player career evaluation this matters a lot. Those extra 3 years of development at the major league level and the counting stats mean that Didi is almost certain to have a better career than Cozart.
For the reds they would only control either player for 6 years before they are paying free agent prices.
Keep a "sure thing" and get his peak years or hope that Didi can contribute and learn and peak and then get too expensive to keep. Since they are in win now mode, I'm not sure this matters that much from their point of view. I could be convinced I'm mistaken.
If Cozart really is a .200 hitter then the Reds made a miscalculation. They should have hung onto Didi