Re: Reds v. Padres 8/10/13 - Yes, Cozart is batting second
I haven't seen anyone who's been saying he's not been worse defensively this year. There's no question about it. His effort is not there defensively. That play was just another example of a lackadaisical effort at first. His decision making over there has been pretty poor this year too. Too many times wanting to go to 2nd on a ball hit to 1st when the smart play was to take the sure out at first. Too many times ranging too far to his right leaving Phillips hung out to dry. I'm not down on Votto. Not at all. But his effort and results at first have been towards the bottom of the league this season defensively IMO.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.