Originally Posted by SeeinRed
EE isn't ready, the Reds are ready for him to take over. EE has got to get ready, or the Reds will start looking elsewhere is the impression I get. This is the year he has to put up, or shut up, plain and simple. So far, except for the three error game, he has at least held his own. Honestly, offense isn't what the Reds are concerned with, its just that he has to show them he can play defense in the Majors. As with most offensive young players, its a process and his swing will come around. His defense however, needs work. He dosen't have to be great, just average defensively.
So glad you aren't our GM. He is a 23 year old kid in his 1st full major league season. Your 1st full year is not put up or shut up.
.286 average, 2 HR, 11 RBI's, .397 OBP, .531 slugging, and a walk off double
I would say he has "shown" up this year, and since Chicago he has been playing pretty solid defense.
I repeat this is NOT a put up or shut up year for EE.