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    I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    -Edwin Encarnacion has struggled. Seven errors, .209 average with two hits Thursday.

    This spring according to John Fay

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    I do think this is his make or break year, but I can't see the Reds ditching him quite yet. In other words, it's not time to cut our losses, but the time could be looming.

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    Spring stats can be overblown. If those are his stats after April then yeah maybe. I doubt that will happen though. But if his offense and/or defense don't improve this year then 3rd may belong to Todd Frazier in 2010.

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    He has averaged an error every 6th game in his career!

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    1) He's actually cut down on errors his last two years compared to his first two years.
    2) Errors aren't the best gauge of someones defense anyway.
    3) Who do you suggest we put at 3rd instead?

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    Be glad we're not still clinging to Kearns and Lopez.

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    Maybe we should dump one of those catchers and find a 3rd baseman that can hit!

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    I know its probaly to late to do it but alot could have been solved if they had made the shift of EE to LF or 1B and moved Votto to LF. Rosales could have played 3rd or signed Wiggington over Tavares. The team would have a completely different - "better" - offensive make up and probaly a little more solid defensivly.

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    I think if he is struggling come All-Star break time, a change might be made. We have guys available and in the wings that are on the verge of taking over third base. EE needs a good season to keep his job.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

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    Maybe we should dump one of those catchers and find a 3rd baseman that can hit!
    You've lost me big guy. The only catchers we have we need. I can't think of any 3rd basemen that are available and that would be an improvement. And EE actually is a decent hitter now with a career OPS of .801 after four seasons plus he only turned 26 a couple months ago.

    I'm just one of those that thinks he can be better. Hopefully he will be this year. But he won't be going anywhere for awhile. You can hope that he struggles more and Frazier replaces him mid-season if you want. I'd rather hope EE can realize his potential and forces us to keep him around.

    Fwiw, I don't think Rosales or Wiggington would have been an improvement at 3rd. An improvement over WillyT? Sure but we've been over that. What's done is done.

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    We need 3 catchers? Let's make Micah Owings a 3rd baseman, He can hit and I bet he can throw to first!

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    We have Hernandez and we have Hanigan. And that's it. If you meant Castillo as a 3rd catcher he's really more of a utility player. Can we try Owings in the rotation 1st?

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    doesn't he always start the year slow? he will be fine, there are many other things to worry about on this team before EE.

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    We really should have signed Wigginton. It would've pushed Edwin to succeed, and if he didn't, we would've had an equally as good hitter and a better defender at 3B, that could've created an amazing bench if you sit either of them.

    Why Taveras? Why?
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Re: I think it is time to cut our losses with EE

    As bad a Spring as it's been, he's still the teams' best chance at leading all Right-handers on the REDS in both homeruns and OPS. I'll be schocked if he doesn't do both.


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