I've read all the threads and articles clamoring for a Pavano/Reed swap, but I honestly can't see why we want Reed? Admittedly, I don't watch many west coast games. What I've gathered from people here is that he's a spectacular defender, and of course he's young and cheap.
ESPN's scouting report Link confuses the heck out of me, because none of it matches anything I know about him. According to them, he hits for great power, but his defense is questionable? I don't put a lot of stock in ESPN, so if anyone has a better report on him I'd love to read it.
His stats make me wary though. From what I can see he doesn't hit for power, doesn't hit for average, and doesn't get on base. In fact, his offensive production is almost identical to Crosby's. His numbers over the course of 18 games in 2004 look great, however. Does anyone have his minor league numbers? Did he hit well there?
I'm not against the guy, just uninformed. Please enlighten me. Why do we want Reed?