I would be interested to know what both Walt's and Dusty's issues are with some of the young players we have on the team and why they don't want to seem to give them a shot. I know you want "veteran creaminess" on your team and you do need it, but when a number of those guys are either just not performing or are having health issues, why not see what your other kids can do?
I can of 3 maybe 4 players in the Reds system that have shown the ability to play on the AAA level, so with that shown and the positions they play not producing on the major league level, what is the 'harm' that can be done by giving them a shot? I mean can Heisey really produce worse then either Gomes or Lewis or the other guy we played out there?
At third, what are the chances that say a Frazier or even Fransico will produce worse then either Cairo or Rolen? Then we have SS and well I kinda find it hard that either Cozart or even Valeika would be putting up numbers worse then Janish or Edgar and both I think can probably play more then just SS.
To me this comes down to one thing....Fear. I think Dusty is afraid to give them a chance, I think he as a "players" mentality and that no matter what the vets can still play. As for Walt I think he allows Dusty just way to much control.