Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Free Todd Frazier! As the Reds closed out the mythical first half of the season with a win in San Diego on Sunday to head into the All-Star Break, fans were left with the all-too-familiar frustration of seeing Todd Frazier ride the bench while Scott Rolen flailed away in the lineup. Manager Dusty Baker was short with reporters when asked about his decision to play Rolen over Frazier, as he often has been this year, stating that every season there’s one player fans clamor to start every day. He might be right about this, fans always love the back-up quarterback, or in the case of baseball, the hottest bat on the bench. What Baker cannot ignore forever, though, are the numbers which beg for Frazier to be penciled into the everyday lineup.               To fully appreciate the lunacy of holding Frazier back, let’s take a quick blind test of the numbers.              Player A has posted an OPS of .901 through the first half of the s
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  • They should give up on Rolen and the human strikeout Stubbs,play Frazier at third the rest of the season and Heisey in center. Doing this will get us into the playoffs for sure and probably win us the devision. Scott Rolen should know he is finished and step aside for the sake of the team. Drew Stubbs can't see the ball and is just as supprised as all of us when he hits one.
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