Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jockeying for OF5

Levine has a recap of the battle for OF5, between Yordany, Bogusevic, Sullivan, Romero, and Bourgeois.

Of principal need is someone who is fast to handle games where Bourn gets a day off, and is a defensive replacement for Carlos Lee. And if Blum is in the lineup, there aren't currently any lefties on the bench. So that would help. Cory Sullivan knows this:

"They have an outfield spot open where they would like a lefthanded hitter who can play all three spots and can run a little bit. I think that fits my ability well, and I’ll just go out and do what I can."

And Bogusevic knows that consistency is key for him:

"The main thing is my consistency with my hitting. I have to be able to bring the same thing to the table every day and not be so up and down."

But Levine has a little nugget from Ed Wade:

All three with major league experience are in camp as non-roster invitees, but Wade did not dismiss the possibility that a player already on the Astros’ 40-man roster would survive every cut.