I wanted to point out something that JinAZ said about Edwin Encarnacion that bears repeating:
I won’t apologize for his errors, but the kid has a great future defensively. A few years from now, we’ll be singing his defensive praises.
Read the entire post, as JinAZ makes a lot of sense (as usual). Yes, Encarnacion has had some errors, but he’s also made some outstanding defensive plays this season. That’s what young players do. They’re inconsistent.
But everyone associated with the Reds says that Encarnacion is the first player on the field to work on defense, and that EdE’s work ethic is great. He’s only 23 years old! To say that the Reds should move him to 1B — as some people have suggested — is among the most foolish things ever said in the comments section here at RN.
Encarnacion will be an all-star third baseman. No question about it. People need to be patient.