Watched the post-game show after the Reds win last night, which included an interview with Orlando Cabrera. It was brought up that the addition of first Rolen, then Cabrera has given the Reds the veteran leadership that was desperately needed.
Rolen is the quiet guy who leads by example, but Cabrera is the guy who will meet someone at the top step of the dugout when they've done something on the field that needs addressed.
THAT was one of the things missing here because Dusty has never been the type of manager to address those issues in a confrontational manner. Could it be that the addition of Cabrera has made this a better managed team, because Cabrera has taken it upon himself to take that role?
Could it be part of the reason this team is playing well?
Sometimes a player's stats don't reveal his entire value.