Ben Zobrist’s name has been in and out of my Twitter feed all winter. The Ray, it seems, would be happy to trade him. I am a Ben Zobrist fan. I have been for years. Yes, he’s getting older, and the power is no longer there, but the man still gets on base. Plus, he’s versatile. So, while the Reds would pencil him in at left, he could easily shift to second if Phillips gets hurt (something that tends to happen once a year or so).

Anyway, this isn’t a serious post. I don’t know how well the Reds and Rays match up. I just wanted an excuse to type this:

  1. Ben Zobrist LF
  2. Joey Votto 1B
  3. Todd Frazier 3B
  4. Devin Mesoraco C
  5. Jay Bruce RF
  6. Eugenio Suarez SS
  7. Brandon Phillips 2B
  8. Billy Hamilton CF

Forget inevitable injuries and stuff for a minute. It’s December 30th. Just be optimistic. That’s a pretty cool lineup, huh? I mean, I could watch that team play. They’d score some runs.