How about instead of picking up other teams' discards, the Reds set their standards a bit higher? Focus on what a player can do in the future, not what he's done in the past.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.
Actually, if he's willing to take on a platoon/utility role, he would be a spectacularly good fit for this organization. He can club lefties to a 935 OPS.
The down side is he's never played anywhere but third. It's possible he can't play in the of.
Still, if he's willing to give the aurilia job a try, this team could use him.
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
The Twins are showing minimal interest in Astros third baseman Morgan Ensberg, who was designated for assignment Sunday. They do, however, like Rockies Class AAA infielder Clint Barmes, as do the Tigers.
I think he will end up in Minnesota by week's end.
I would like him as a Red though. Solid OB skils and the team is in need of a decent bat off the bench.
Nothing to see here. Please disperse.
ESPN reporting that the Padres are going to pick Ensberg up.
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"