Re: One simple fix that costs nothing
Assuming Cozart was the greatest defensive shortstop of his time, he MIGHT be worthy of a starting spot on an MLB roster as a 8 hole (9 hole in AL) hitter. With his numbers, that's the only way you can justify him even being in the big leagues right now. And the thing is, he's not elite with the glove. I'd say he's very, very good, but nothing to justify the shortcomings with the bat on a contending team.
I understand the Reds are a little depth-challenged at the highest level of their farm system right now, but if they had anyone close to being ready, would Cozart even be in Cincinnati right now, much less batting 2nd???
Rounding third and heading for home...