I was wondering what everyone thinks we should do when we get Votto and Phillips back.
Obviously, Votto takes back over 1B and Phillips to 2B, but what happens then?
The way Rolen and Ludwick have been hitting lately, I think they have to stay in 3B and LF respectively.
Stubbs has been hot and the Reds are nearly unbeatable when he scores so I think you keep in in CF especially for defensive purposes. Maybe platoon him with Paul/Heisey when needed.
So IMO we have 5 of the 9 positions filled and still have to work Frazier into the lineup. Pitcher and catcher are givens, so we have 2 spots left: RF and SS
Bruce is has above average defense in RF, but he somewhat struggles at the plate. However, he has to be there because he is a fan favorite and his potential to get hot keep him there. Not to mention, he is a lefty.
My only other guess would to put Frazier in SS, but can he play there? I like Cozart's defense, but besides last night's HR he is struggling at the plate.
I know Frazier can be platooned at 3B with Rolen, but both are hitting well and I would hate to see one of them sit.