I’d like to see a piece on how this would affect the Rays infield, with a potential spot for Zobrist now seemingly gone, pushing him into the infield. What affect does this have on their glut of MI types? Rodriguez, Zobrist, Iwamura, Bartlett
Comment by slickterp — October 28, 2009 @ 11:21 am
If you’re doubting Kapler’s eruditeness, just listen to his conversation with Fernando Perez on Baseball Prospectus radio.
slickterp, from what I’ve read the plan is to have Zobrist as one-half of two platoons: at second with Rodriguez and in right with Joyce. Kapler would back up Joybrist. Iwamura, more than likely, will either be non-tendered or (their preference, I think) tendered then traded.
As a Cardinal fan I was upset he got resigned. I so wanted him and his lefty killer bat on our team. We need a 4th OFer that can occasionally play CF. Now we are going to get stuck with someone like Reed Johnson for more money.
Comment by FlimtotheFlam — October 28, 2009 @ 11:42 pm
Welcome back Kaplan (plays TV theme music).
Comment by neuter_your_dogma — October 29, 2009 @ 1:22 pm
I’m sure it’s back to the World Series next year with this move, weather permitting of course.