Is Scooter Gennett Still Expendable for the Reds – Redleg how to get rid of small ants in house Nation

Ah, scooter gennett – remember that guy? The reds all-star second baseman has been kind of lost in the how to get rid of small ants in house shuffle due to the groin injury he obtained in spring how to get rid of small ants in house training. Couple that with the fact that derek dietrich has been how to get rid of small ants in house performing pretty dang well at second base and you can how to get rid of small ants in house see how scooter has become somewhat of an afterthought.

Amidst the trade rumors and rumblings that the reds didn’t have much of an interest in resigning him, the future at second base looks rather dicey when scooter how to get rid of small ants in house hits the free agent market after this year. Many thought that nick senzel was going to be scooters how to get rid of small ants in house long term replacement at second base, but with him cemented in center field for the foreseeable how to get rid of small ants in house future, it kind of changes things.

Although his production has been replaced to SOME extent, it’s important to remember the value that scooter has. He slashed .303/.351/.508 over the past two years, was a 4.2 WAR player in 2018, and had an OPS of .847. Scooter was the second best second baseman in the NL how to get rid of small ants in house last year when taking into account pretty much every offensive how to get rid of small ants in house metric. The replacements

The only three infielders currently signed beyond this year are how to get rid of small ants in house jose peraza, derek dietrich, and kyle farmer. Although our favorite bee keeper is currently sporting a ridiculous how to get rid of small ants in house .999 OPS through the first 38 games of this year, odds are dietrich is eventually going to gravitate back to how to get rid of small ants in house his career norm of around a .750 OPS. Jose peraza on the other hand has struggled mightily to how to get rid of small ants in house start the year and has been wildly inconsistent over the how to get rid of small ants in house course of his career. The upside with peraza is how young he is. Kyle farmer is a bench piece.

Another thing to consider is how the arrival of prospect how to get rid of small ants in house taylor trammell or the addition of another outfielder could shift how to get rid of small ants in house senzel to second base after this year. It’s a very abstract scenario, and the kind of roster uncertainty that you probably don’t want to go into the 2020 season with, but it’s a possibility. The decision

So, jose peraza , kyle farmer, and derek dietrich are likely going to be in the how to get rid of small ants in house reds’ organization some way or another next year. What the reds do with the other infielders, especially at second base, is up for debate. If it were me, I would explore a reasonable, short-ish extension for scooter gennett – pending how well he plays and comes back from injury how to get rid of small ants in house the rest of the year. Other than senzel, I’m just not sure I completely trust anyone else the how to get rid of small ants in house reds currently have on their roster as an every day how to get rid of small ants in house big league second basemen going forward. Dietrich is a nice bench piece to have, but in no way is he the quality of player how to get rid of small ants in house that scooter gennett has shown to be over a consistent how to get rid of small ants in house amount of time.

I know both parties have to agree to an extension, and scooter won’t just accept anything thrown his way, but he’s shown a desire to stay in the reds organization. Couple that with the fact that MLB free agents just how to get rid of small ants in house aren’t getting the kind of coin that they used to how to get rid of small ants in house and it’s not far fetched to believe that scooter could be how to get rid of small ants in house had for a sensible contract extension.

There’s no telling how effective scooter is going to be how to get rid of small ants in house when he actually returns from injury. It’ll be interesting to see how the reds split time how to get rid of small ants in house with him, dietrich, and peraza at second base. In my opinion, as long as he’s healthy and producing, there’s no question that scooter should see the most amount how to get rid of small ants in house of playing time out of the three. The future at second base is a question mark, hopefully scooter can be the answer.

A wonderful piece. Looking at the replacement possibilities. Going to eliminate senzel due to the fact that the how to get rid of small ants in house reds seem to view him as a long term center how to get rid of small ants in house field answer. Trammell has not had any reps in center, and siri is still striking out (45/129AB), and is years (plural) away from the majors.

Farmer- not a horrendous option, but since he started getting regular playing time after his how to get rid of small ants in house insane number of home runs to pinch hit appearances he how to get rid of small ants in house seems to have cooled off. (this is intended as a joke. Please do not reply to this with stats indicating that how to get rid of small ants in house players are not really going to hit hrs at every how to get rid of small ants in house at bat) would like to see a lot more. He is getting platooned right now and a serious look how to get rid of small ants in house at him against RHP would be necessary for a movement how to get rid of small ants in house to 2B starting, to be considered.

Dietrich- now that’s the question, under arb through 2020 deitrich taking over the reigns at how to get rid of small ants in house 2B would have him exposed to something that david bell how to get rid of small ants in house has been disinclined to do this season and that is how to get rid of small ants in house bat against LHP and looking at his 2018 splits (2019 is too small on LHP/LHB at 7PA) one can see why. SO using him as a starter in one position, would leave him unavailable against the LHP. However, due to his defensive versatility deitrich would be much more how to get rid of small ants in house useful getting 4-5 starts a week, giving various persons around the diamond a day off each how to get rid of small ants in house day, (i.E. Monday 1B, tuesday 2B, wed, LF etc etc.) and then getting the day off thrown in there. He would also be useful as an injury replacement should how to get rid of small ants in house someone else on the field get injured. Not saying no, just saying its not the best use of him. One thing is certain. DD needs to be in a reds uniform in 2020 how to get rid of small ants in house one way or another.

JVMR- since it is going to be mentioned, a winner of the massive month in the minors sweepstakes, he has come up and…… one hit, and a walk, and shown so little that peraza gets starts over him. I would wager he is heading back down anyway when how to get rid of small ants in house scooter returns, but he needs to get himself seen to be seen.

So yes, scooter is not 100% indispensable, but he is enough that he should get an extension. The reds should offer it too him now, while he is still on the IL for this reason. It would allow them to offer a realistic incentive based how to get rid of small ants in house contract. A guaranteed base in the 5-6mil range with the opportunity to earn roughly the same how to get rid of small ants in house amount in incentives. That way the reds are protected from injuries (that pull him off the field). Considering he produced a 4.2 WAR season, while supposedly injured I would love to see what he how to get rid of small ants in house would produce when healthy. An extension shouldn’t go any longer then 2023 (his age 33 season) where he can still easily be productive. Utilizing baseball reference similarity scores – similar players to scooter that have already reached and exceeded how to get rid of small ants in house the age range reference include ian kinsler, arron hill and brandon phillips, all players who had 4-5 WAR+ seasons after their age 29 season. An extension of that type would not hurt the reds, and it would solve a lot of questions.

Jeff since you are only considering those players on the how to get rid of small ants in house roster, that leaves india out of the equation, but he very well could be in the equation for how to get rid of small ants in house 2021 and could be an option at second. It is for that reason, I would be very concerned about giving scooter any extension how to get rid of small ants in house past 2020. Of course if I was in scooter’s shoes I would want something longer than 1 year, at 29 he is moving out of his prime years. And the free agent market is not real strong for how to get rid of small ants in house 30 year olds that can only play second base. He may be ready to sign anything that is reasonable. I have no problem with senzel staying in the outfield, he is an athlete and can pretty much play anywhere. Perhaps in two years when trammel comes up, he moves over to RF, maybe he comes back to second. I really like scooter but his signing or not signing how to get rid of small ants in house with the reds is not going to make or break how to get rid of small ants in house the next couple of years. I believe that the front office under DW has set how to get rid of small ants in house up the future well with young athletic guys. The guys like roark, dietrich, and even puig and scooter are only placeholders until the how to get rid of small ants in house guys on the farm are ready. Enjoy them while they are here but don’t get too attached.

There is a narrative that 30 is some magical number how to get rid of small ants in house when players begin to regress. The more I was looking into information to formulate my how to get rid of small ants in house response the more this looked more and more fishy, to the point that it is that this arbitrary number how to get rid of small ants in house is absolutely false.

There are two ways to look at this ‘claim’, from a talent standpoint, and from a physical ability standpoint. From a talent standpoint, there are many players and for this argument we will how to get rid of small ants in house use 2B both on and off the reds team, who still have significantly good years. (ian kinsler, produced from his age 30-34 an increase in his WAR hitting 6.0 during his A34 season before dropping off a cliff how to get rid of small ants in house at age 35arron hill’s second best season was his age 30 season, former red brandon phillips had 3 seasons where he cleared how to get rid of small ants in house a WAR of 3 including his age 34 season. Same issue was a drop off at age 35) former texas ranger 2B, michael young produced wars in the 2.5 to 3 WAR range, until his age 35 season. SFG 2B jeff kent-massive wars into the 7 range until his A36 season, having a late renaissance at the age of 39 as how to get rid of small ants in house well. These are all players that are considered similar batters to how to get rid of small ants in house scooter (via baseball resourse) the point is it is much more likely for a how to get rid of small ants in house sustainably good player, who scooter is looking like he could be, will not suffer a falloff until the age of 35/36 and maybe even later. He will defiantly be productive in his early 30 years. So obviously talent loss is not the issue.

Will he become physically diminished by the age of 34-35. Then the question becomes is a 30 year old less how to get rid of small ants in house physically fit then a 20 year old? The answer to that question is a resounding no, infact the opposite is generally the case. In high intensive athletic and physically demanding environments, humans, who at least attempt to maintain a level of fitness how to get rid of small ants in house will be stronger, as fast, and healthier at the age of 30 then at 20. I have numerous examples (into the thousands) of this case being true. This does eliminate individuals, who generally give up on their personal health by said how to get rid of small ants in house timeframe, but that should not be applicable to the vast majority how to get rid of small ants in house of baseball players who are given generally superior healthcare and how to get rid of small ants in house superior physical training opportunities during the seasons.

So if 30 is not the age of regression (because it isn’t) then why is it an age that is harped on? The one thing that I did notice is that almost how to get rid of small ants in house every player worthy of a multiyear extension reached or had how to get rid of small ants in house reached their 6th year of service time by the age how to get rid of small ants in house of 30. In other words they became expensive. Expensive from a relative standpoint due to the fact that how to get rid of small ants in house the reds or roughly 25 of the other teams could how to get rid of small ants in house afford such a contract. The luxury tax is the only real impediment to continued how to get rid of small ants in house expenditures on players, as the ownership of any team, (yes even the A’s) have the financial ability to raise said capital to sign how to get rid of small ants in house such individuals.

Now does this mean every player should be signed to how to get rid of small ants in house a contract through their age 35 season. Of course not, there are outliers to the talent issue, their are physical injuries that cause permanent injury or limitations how to get rid of small ants in house to players. Players sometimes do not take good care of themselves , (panda comes to mind here, prince fielder is another possibility), etc etc.

Much has been made about the two injuries, that scooter has had. The groin injury is unfortunate that much is true. However this shoulder injury, was one that he played through, and played through to the point that he was a how to get rid of small ants in house 4 WAR player. What would his WAR have been if he had not how to get rid of small ants in house had the injury, 5? 6?. Do we want a potential 6 WAR player walking, just for the simple fact that a extension would cost how to get rid of small ants in house money that we can afford? My opinion is an extension through 2023, (A34) would not be a risk.

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