Friday, March 19, 2010

Justice: Kaz is still 2B1

Richard Justice graces us with a blog post this morning reassuring us that Kaz is still our 2B1:

In the end, Matsui should be the best option. His problem is that he missed 66 games in 2008, and then last season when he did stay healthy, he hit just .250, and his .302 OBP was the lowest among all everyday players...

For the first time since he signed, Matsui was forced to prove himself, and at this point in spring training, he still appears to be the best option. There's no compelling reason to put anyone else in there. One of the many problems with having a weak minor league system is there's little competition for playing time. Matsui may not be setting the world on fire, but he's not being pushed, either.

I think we all should just get used to the fact that we're going to have Kaz in the lineup about 130 times in 2010. After this year, though, we're free of his contract and his injuries.