I repeat my assertion that the Reds need a solid shortstop to be an authentic contender for the Central Division championship. I have had my fill of Juan Castro's, Felipe Lopez's (though look at him now), Enrique Cruz's and Alex Gonzalez's until I could puke. Jeff Keppinger filled in for nearly a year and did an adequate job. I think they sent him to Houston while my back was turned shortly before the season began. Since the retirement of Barry Larkin, they have come and gone so swiftly thatá a daily roster is needed to keep abreast of the situation. Prior to that, Roy McMillan, Chico Cardenas, and Dave Concepcion provided a strong lineage that existed until Larkin's arrival in 1986. Mark DeRosa, a Type B Free Agent, is a Swiss Army Knife of MLB if there ever was one. He can play anywher ...
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