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    Schebler and Scooter hit Home Runs and Reds lead 8-1. Scooter hit his 14th which ties his career high in a half of a season. He needs to play every day.
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    Why would you not ride Scooter all the way to the finish line? Guy should be in the lineup everyday until he falls on his face.

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    He ain't best fielder IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Slick View Post
    He ain't best fielder IMO.
    Playing multiple positions he's never going to be the best fielder at all of them. Is he better defensively than Billy Hamilton, certainly not? Better than Eugenio Suarez, probably not? Better than Jose Peraza, I think it remains to be seen as Peraza has struggled defensively. At what point do you give up a little defense for offense?

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    Bailey looked pretty good tonight, cutting his era in half. He looked like he was hitting spots and didn't have to rely on the fastball when behind in the count. Let's see how he progresses. Would the Reds consider putting him on the block should a suitor inquire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Bailey looked pretty good tonight, cutting his era in half. He looked like he was hitting spots and didn't have to rely on the fastball when behind in the count. Let's see how he progresses. Would the Reds consider putting him on the block should a suitor inquire?
    In a heartbeat.

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    No one will inquire. Fairly big contract coming off back to back arm injuries.

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    Scooter over the last 30 days:

    32/86 (.372 AVG); .426 OBP; 23 runs; 11 HR; 27 RBI;

    Last 14 days:

    18/44 (.409 AVG); .458 OBP; 14 runs; 5 HR, 8 RBI; 8 K

    He needs to be in the lineup on a daily basis.

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    For those saying Scooter needs to be an everyday player, I thought I saw something on Twitter last night that said he's been in the lineup 14 of the last 15 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Why would you not ride Scooter all the way to the finish line? Guy should be in the lineup everyday until he falls on his face.
    He should be a trade piece. Could help a contender down the stretch. Not a FA till 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He should be a trade piece. Could help a contender down the stretch.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeevh View Post
    No one will inquire. Fairly big contract coming off back to back arm injuries.
    You are most likely right, but he only has two guaranteed years left. 3rd year is $25M Mutual Option, $5M Buyout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He should be a trade piece. Could help a contender down the stretch. Not a FA till 2020.
    Totally disagree on this. He's only 27 and can play all over the place and they have control through 2020. He seems like a good character guy and and is a bargain at $2.5m if you ask me. Maybe he is just ready to show he belongs at this level and he certainly sounds like he is appreciative of the chance he has been given by the Reds. Even with 2 years of arb what would he be making in 2 years that would cause the Reds to HAVE to move him. There are no guarantees that Peraza or Herrera will be the answer at 2b and they have no one in the immediate pipeline pushing to be promoted. He's especially valuable if they do trade Cozart which looks certain given his good year-to-date numbers. Why are we on this site so anxious to trade away someone because we think he has value and I highly doubt that his value is that high given that the Brewers just gave him away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Totally disagree on this. He's only 27 and can play all over the place and they have control through 2020. He seems like a good character guy and and is a bargain at $2.5m if you ask me. Maybe he is just ready to show he belongs at this level and he certainly sounds like he is appreciative of the chance he has been given by the Reds. Even with 2 years of arb what would he be making in 2 years that would cause the Reds to HAVE to move him. There are no guarantees that Peraza or Herrera will be the answer at 2b and they have no one in the immediate pipeline pushing to be promoted. He's especially valuable if they do trade Cozart which looks certain given his good year-to-date numbers. Why are we on this site so anxious to trade away someone because we think he has value and I highly doubt that his value is that high given that the Brewers just gave him away.
    I think that's 100% fair, but he's playing over his head so far and sometimes striking while the iron is hot is the right thing to do.

    I'm still baffled the Brewers threw up away for nothing. Just because they made a mistake doesn't mean he doesn't have value. The hitters market for a guy like him probably won't be great so keeping him might be the right thing to do.

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    How much does the "Cincinnati factor" play in a "Scooter" decision (keeping him or not)? I'm not going to say that he individually contributes to more ticket sales. However, with him on a young team that is somewhat interesting to watch, is he a "Scooter bobblehead night" away from being a reason that people would come to more games?

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