... unless, of course, it is every position on the club but third base...
The subject is a paraphrase of what I just heard the Reds manager say on Sportstalk when the topic of Edwin Encarnacion came up. Calling RA one of his "better hitters" in terms of getting the bat on the ball, it is pretty apparent that Eddie E. is going to have to hit Sarasota raking to have any chance of making the team out of spring training.
Nothing has me more disgusted this offseason than the re-signing to Aurilia. There is absolutely no reason to have him or Womack on this club in 2006. At the end of last season, I was really looking forward to seeing Eddie E., and maybe even Bergolla if he had a strong spring, break camp and bring a little youth and enthusiasm to the team, if not a division title. Instead, we have a gm and manager who may or may not be lame ducks scratching and clawing at the putrifax and sludge at the bottom of the major league gene pool in some ill-advised desperation move to save their jobs.
After listeneing to Narron tonight, you might as well pencil in Womack and Aurilia at the top of the order on opening day.