Re: Beyond the Box Score All-Stars: Interesting Reds choices and non-choices
Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton
2 words ---> Todd Frazier
He is drastically outperforming 'stars' like Pablo Sandoval and Chase Headley, has pretty much the same offensive stats with more power/better D than Michael Young and David Freese, and Ryan Zimmerman has been awful at third base this year. I'd probably go with Alvarez over Frazier for his power numbers and his defense that isn't so horrible, but just because Reds fans have chosen Frazier as a whipping boy doesn't make him useless. And as they said, they factored in 2012 as well.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."