Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Let's try to make some sense of this infield

Here's what we know:

1B: Lance Berkman
2B: Kaz Matsui
SS: Miguel Tejada
C: Ivan Rodriguez

There will be no platooning Chris Johnson and Geoff Blum. Someone is going to win that job. If they take one or the other, there's a fourth infielder position available. Chris Johnson has cooled off. Jason Smith has a hot bat, but gives it back with defensive mistakes. Tejada has indicated a willingness to move to third, but that doesn't really help anything at all, because there are at least Triple A-ready players at both third and short, and because Tejada would be taking ABs from Blum (should he win the job). But the point is that moving Tejada to third is paying Paul with Peter's coin. Drew Sutton has been mentioned as a possibility.

Make sense? So what do you do?