I like the idea of Aaron switching to 2b. He has the athletic ability, range, arm, and offensive ability to turn into an all-star caliber 2b IMHO. We may have to live with a few growing pains in ST and at the beginning of the season, but my guess is that by the end of 2003 he will have us saying Todd who? When his brother Brett came to Cincy, he had a reputation as an all hit, no glove 2b. Over time he developed his defensive talent and won a couple of gold gloves at the position. Aaron has twice as much athletic ability as Brett did, and could really turn into something special at 2b and turn our MI into a strength defensively along with a DP combo of Larkin and Lopez at SS.
If the future of the Reds MI is Boone and Lopez, the Reds have the potential to get great defense and offensive production out of that position if both work hard. A duo of Lopez and Boone could provide great defense and 40-60 hr pop as well as lots of speed to the lineup.
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