Hey, I would like Zack Cozart to be called up too ... not sure what they are waiting for there. But presuming Jocketty can be taken at face value (which I don't totally believe) that he's content with the tandem of Janish and Renteria, I think it's time for Renteria to be given a legit chance to be the starting SS. Not once every 4-5 games, but everyday for a couple or three weeks. Janish has been given a fair shake and has failed miserably. While Janish and Renteria have similar batting averages (.228 for Joft J; .230 for Renteria) Renteria has a much-higher on-base percentage (.314) due to him knowing how to take a walk. Janish has one of the lowest OBP for any regular starter I can ever remember (.255). He's taken seven walks in 219 ABs this year. There is no excuse for that from a punch-and-judy hitter IMO. If you are going to bat in the .220s, you better at least take a walk occasionally. And Janish sure makes a lot of errors for a "great" defensive SS.
I realize Renteria would be a step down in that department, but he would be a huge upgrade offensively. And I'm not suggesting that the Reds hand the job over to Renteria for the rest of the season. But what's wrong with giving him a fair shake for 2-3 weeks? You know, kind of like what the team has done with Janish all year. He's been given his chance. Now it's Renteria's turn IMO ... unless they decide it's finally time to give Cozart a shot. Renteria has never been given a chance to get in the lineup on a regular basis and get comfortable. I think he would do well if he did. And even as is, don't we want a guy with a .314 OBP in the lineup instead of a guy with a .255? .255 is almost too staggering to believe for an on-base percentage. Seven walks all year from Janish! Yet they keep giving him a chance.