If there aren't 20 or 30 better 2b now, that was true over the winter as well. Given our record of unloading mediocre offensive players over the past few years, I'm not holding my breath.
He and Bartlett may be trying as hard as they possibly can, but less than two weeks into the season they seem to have demolished almost any goodwill the fans might have held.
They're headed for a potentially nasty situation with Bartlett. Play him and hope he remembers what the hell he's doing, but his option vests so quickly. Sit him to avoid the vesting and you face a possible dispute with the union.
to my eyes he's been giving it his all defensively this year and has made plays that he wouldn't have made if he was going about it in a lackadaisical way. I agree they need to move on soon, but he's ... more
It will be interesting to see how the Bartlett situation resolves. I don't think his option will vest, and doubt he lasts as the starting shortstop through June. He'll be dealt along with 80% of his... more