Friday, November 6, 2009

Astros were open to playing Miggs at 3B in 2009

Earlier this evening, we learned from Brian McTaggart that, in addition to LaHawk filing for free agency, Miguel Tejada and Aaron Boone joined him in filing those papers.

Now McTaggart tells us that Ed Wade, when asked about Tejada, said:

"At this point, we're prepared to commit to Tommy Manzella playing shortstop. Tommy is ready to play in the big leagues, and we think Miggy is capable of playing third base. That's been discussed last year, and we didn't feel it was right to make the move at that point in time. Blum was playing well at third and did a good job and Miggy was doing well at shortstop. It didn't make sense to walk down that path last year."

Now, apparently, it makes sense. The only problem I see with this is that the Astros have already resigned Blum. And where does Chris Johnson fit in this? Another season at The Rock?