Originally Posted by dougdirt
I dont understand the "he needs to play everyday" thing with Denorfia. He will be 26 years old this year. He isnt a young guy who has a lot to learn still.
I'm about half with you there--except I think there is some merit to the argument that he is not accustomed to playing part time, so he may not be the best option if he's not going to play everyday--but then if he's projecting as a 4th OFer anyhow, which I think he is, why not start the learning how to come off the bench process. I'm pretty sure the Reds see DeWayne Wise and Denorfia as redundant and are going with Wise for a lefty bat off the bench.
I do know one thing--it hurts my head to try to come up with rationilizations for Reds' moves sometimes.