While we have all been flipping out over the lack of accomplishments of this bullpen some have pointed out Felipe's errors as part of the reason for the meltdowns. I don't think this is a valid excuse for the bullpen, but I am a believer that we should do anything we can to improve behind these pitchers because most of them aren't going to strike anyone out with their less than dominating stuff.
I am a new member but have been reading these threads for at least a year. I know it has come up previously, but after the break they really should flip Phillips and Lopez. While I know this may cause some initial upheavel the team should be willing to live with some errors on the switchover - the team has been living with them anyway. As we move towards a potential post season I believe the Reds are better off addressing it now. Can you imagine if one of these double plays fails to be completed in a playoff game? I know the front office and Narron say they might do it in the offseason, but I see no reason to wait. If Phillips had never played short or Lopez had never played second I would feel differently about it, but they have both played games at both positions. In looking at the minor league stats it is clear that Phillips has probably played more games at short than 2nd and has also played more as a developing player (high school) at short than Lopez.
Am I crazy on this, Phillips clearly has better range right? I have been surprised given the recent gaffes that there hasn't been more discussion on this switch again.