a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
The Reds have Rolen, Phillips, Votto, Bruce each seemingly locked into their positions for some time to come and they have a couple catchers. With the likes of the touted youth in Frazier, Heisey, Francisco, Alonso and Cozart. Many of these youth seemed to be locked out of a place to play when they are deemed ready. Everyone canít play left field, so I donít see how some of the touted youth movement will ever make and have a place to play in Cincinnati. Cozart is a ss maybe he can.
They canít move Phillips from second to make room for anyone, according to them. They donít seem to want Votto to play left, and there has been talk of resigning Rolen when the time comes. So if the youth movement is such as they sell it, where will they play? Alonso is strictly a first baseman. You already have Stubbs, Dickerson, Bruce, Willy, I assume he will be gone after 2010. Frazier is suppose to be good everywhere but.
Seems like all the youth is being trained to play left field. Surely that is not true.
I donít see the youth pieces fitting moving forward not even in 2011
Then if the Reds don't add a veteran SS, it will be either Janish or Cozart at SS, and there's a good chance one of the names you mentioned above will be the LF for at least part of 2010. That would make 5 of the 8 starting position players youngsters. That definitely is a youth movement.
Or to put another way, the Reds only have three positions filled with veterans, C 2B and 3B, and two rotation spots filled with veterans. And if someone young and cheap is poised to take over C or 3B in 2011, then Rolen and Hernandez will not be re-signed. Phillips is the only veteran position player blocking a youngster, and he is in his prime and one of the team's best players.
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