After watching Dave Concepcion (1970-1988) and Barry Larkin (1986-2004) man the position for nearly four decades, the Cincinnati Reds have struggled to find their next great shortstop.
The team called up Zack Cozart earlier this week. It remains to be seen rather or not Cozart is going to be able to fill those shoes. Most analysts don’t expect him to reach those heights.
Second base hasn’t been nearly as big of a problem, at least not since Brandon Phillips arrived in 2006. Considering that Phillips has had 20 different double-team partners during his five-year tenure with the team you can see the team’s dilemma.
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--Jerry Hairston Jr.