Originally Posted by TRF
So much wrong with this. Defense doesn't matter? at 3B?
If that's the case, why isn't EE still a Red? And I love Encarnacion. very good hitter, better than Frazier and Panda. But no team will put him at 3B.
Frazier is one season removed from being 3rd in the ROY ballot with an .821 OPS. Panda is two seasons removed from a .900 OPS and is 60 pounds heavier.
Getting a LF is a better idea. If that's Choo because Hamilton shows he's ready in ST, then that's the way to go.
A LF instead of 3B? This sounds like the Reds are one hitter away. IMO they need to upgrade multiple positions offensively.
And I still don't see anyone suggesting that Frazier's spike in grounders or low line drive rate were a fluke or can be expected to change next year. If so, then why?
Sandoval is a lifetime .827 OPS player over six MLB seasons. Despite his fall off he still had an OPS+ 23 points better than Frazier.