In response to dgalehouse's comment:
It is funny how some continue to defend this trade in an effort to support Cherington. You can still support Ben while admitting that this was a mistake. Everyone in baseball knows that it was. And , comparing Reddick to Plantier is absurd. Reddick is a far better ball player than Plantier was. Let's get real. You can defend Ben C without trying to diminish Reddick. Let's try to be a little more objective here.
I was highly critical of Theo, and have been very critical of Ben's moves this winter. I am not "defending" ben by saying that Reddick could be a "flash-in-the-pan" like Plantier was. Reddick's fielding will likely keep him around longer than Phil (8 years), but if Reddick hits like he does in the second half of the season over his career from now on, then this deal was no big loss.
Career 2nd half: (623 PAs) .220 20 62 (.262 OBP/.382 SLG/ .644 OPS)
Time will tell.