Originally Posted by TSJ55
What are the chances he's even 80%? I gotta assume he's weak as a cat fart right now. That type of injury rules out all upper body lifting. His pop will be seriously down if he indeed does come back.
Well, I think he's an improvement over Heisey/Paul even at 80%.
You're right, his power will probably be down.
However, if he can work his swing back into shape by the postseason, and we hold on to a playoff slot, he might be a big help.
At least he's a solid hitter with a good eye at the plate, even if he doesn't hit for power (at least compared to the alternatives on the roster).
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!