I was born in 1975 and have been a Cincinnati Reds fan ever since. For the majority of my life, the shortstop position has basically been manned by two people: Dave Concepcion and Barry Larkin. Since Larkin's final season in 2004, the Reds have been unable to find stability at the position. It appears that the latest person to get a chance to play shortstop on a regular basis is Paul Janish. Janish got a chance to play regularly when Alex Gonzalez was traded in August of last year. He played exceptionally in the field, showcasing his glove and arm. I would consider Janish to be one of the best defensive shortstops in the National League. With Scott Rolen at third base and Brandon Phillips at second, the Reds should be able to count on a strong infield. Nobody in the Reds organization doubt ...
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