Originally Posted by REDREAD
I know I'm in the vast minority, but I wouldn't mind having Aurillia back. He's only going to take playing time away from Womack and maybe Freel.. it's not like he'd block a hot prospect.
Competition for playing time is good. I don't understand the great dread if Aurillia comes back. He would give us legitimate depth (unlike Machado, etc) that we desparately need.
Im not wanting Aruillia back for two reasons: #1) I have no reason to believe that he will contribute as much in '06 to the Reds as he did in '05----most of which was with the bat. #2)He's going to have to change his attitude and realize that he's a role player now; zip his lip and think about what he's assigned to do to improve the team. Unfortunately, nothing he's done during his time with the Reds shows that he can do that.
OTOH, if I knew that OB was going to trade for Womack and I could change it by going back in time and getting RA to sign with the Reds before they pulled the trigger on the trade, I'd do it.
Still six days to go.