Originally Posted by Kc61
Frazier hit .234 this year. I know all the chatter about BA being not important, but the guy is a corner player who hit .234.
Maybe he rebounds, I don't know. But if the Reds keep the 3B, SS and C positions all the same next year it is a major risk.
Sandoval seems to be gettable. A few years back he was an excellent third baseman with a higher UZR than Frazier now has. Panda's slipped back, perhaps due to conditioning, but he is still young.
I'd prefer a truly top star at one of these positions, but assuming money is an issue, Sandoval is a good choice IMO. He consistently OBPs over .340 and could add power to his normal season playing in GABP.
The year before he had an .821 OPS, playing all over the field and hit .273.
I can see him doing that with a normal .300 BABIP.