Entering spring, Reds manager Jerry Narron made it clear that the Reds' starting third baseman's job was Encarnacion's to lose. If the young player faltered, Narron had a contingency plan in place with veteran Rich Aurilia.
Mr. Sheldon needs to read himself or previous adminstration recounts of reds.com news. Never has Narron reported that EdE had the 3rd base job to lose. In fact, it was quite the opposite.
The organization's infatuation of mediocre veteran leadership sickens me on a daily basis.
Even though the Marlins are going to suck bad this year, at least they are going to let the kids play. I'm beginning to think that this might be the best way to go as an organization, or the "bait-and-switch" of the pickup of "baseball players with veteran precense" will keep this club in the 4-5 range in the NL Central for years to come.
Or, as I am terribly hoping, that WayneK is turning this thing around. Now.