The front office and Mr. Toothpick have talked about the dedication to speed and defense this offseason. Is it just me or have some Reds pitchers taken some lumps due to this improved defense? Arroyo was roughed up today due to misplays by Dickerson and Hairston. Harang gave up a few unearned runs to the Yanks on Friday because of a Phillips error. Now I'm not at all worried about BP's glove, that's really the only area I don't worry about him, but the SS position has looked shaky with Hairston in there. Kepp may not go north with the team and the Reds can't afford to play him at SS for any extended amount of time. Gonzo has proven that he can play more than 2-3 days in a row, and who knows how terrible his bat will be without having significant ABs in the last year and a half. Arroyo also seems concerned with Hernandez behind the plate and seems to be lobbying for Hanigan to be his personal catcher. So if the Reds are really going to bank on their defense, doesn't Janish have to make this team? He is the only thing besides a healthy Gonzo that has a big league SS glove. If Dusty would hit him 8th it could might even makes us a better team, with or without Gonzo. The Reds just can't afford to have a suspect defender at SS once again if they plan on being competitive.