Originally Posted by Edd Roush
But we all now Valdez will make the roster for his "intangibles" over Didi and his really strong glove.
For the record, if Cozart is healthy, this argument doesn't really even matter. Hopefully neither player sees the field as Cozart has a strong glove and doesn't need a defensive replacement and neither hits better than Cozart. I just am trying to rebut the argument that we need a backup middle infielder, so I voted for Valdez. If I was to select a 25 man Reds' playoff roster, Didi would be on it and Valdez (and Cairo for that matter) would not.
I know it wasn't made clear in this thread, but in the first version of this thread the OP asked us to vote for who SHOULD BE on the roster, not who WILL BE on the roster. Instead of trying to predict what Dusty will do, vote based on what YOU would do.
I think it is pretty easy to predict what Dusty will do. It is a lot more interesting to hear what Redszoners would do.
By the way, I agree with you. Dusty will pick Valdez but I would pick Gregorius.