What about trying to shift Glaus to the keystone to upgrade the lineup? Skip hasn’t exactly been fantastic defensively, so I imagine little would be lost from that end. To keep skip in the lineup (if that’s what they choose to do), they could perhaps try him at 3b while letting him take occasional games at 2b. He could also split time with Ankiel/Duncan neither of whom have been anything to write home about this season. Ankiel at least plays solid defense, but Schumaker plays a decent corner as well.
I expect there’s a reason this idea wasn’t suggested that I’m overlooking.
Another idea. The next article is about Julio Lugo and how the Sox would be willing to deal him and eat most of his contract for a fringe prospect. Would he not be of some service to the Cardinals? And wouldn’t Glaus be more useful to the Sox as a 1b, allowing them to move Youk across the diamond to 3rd?
Obviously I don’t know how Glaus’s arm feels, but ostensibly he could play through some level of pain. As someone with an oft injured arm, I can testify that the difference between the throw from 3rd and from 2nd is substantial in terms of wear and tear.
Not sure what the Cards could find to do with Lugo, but I bet the Sox would have some interest in Glaus if he can play 1B, although a 1st baseman who everyone knows won’t make any throws can be a liability.
Yeah, I thought Pujols has had problems throwing since 2003 (which may be why he was used at second in an emergency situation last year instead of third) and a move across the diamond or to the OF could be detrimental to his health.
If Albert really approached TLR about moving to third the reason why TLR said no was because it wasn’t in Albert’s best interest. Albert would do anything to help the team win, but moving him to third would risk him doing further damage to his already damaged elbow. I would be 100% against him moving to third. Especially for a guy who has missed all year with shoulder issues and only has one or two hits since starting his rehab assignment in high A ball.
The A Team- Skip hasn’t “exactly been fantastic” playing 2nd, so why would we move him to third, a more challenging position?
Bmore- I’m not exactly sure about the Brandon Wood situation and what the Angels are doing with him, but I have read they would not involve him in any possible deal for Roy Halladay so I assume they aren’t planning to let him waste away.
What an another Troy Glaus Rap Video Come on He Should Know Not To Imitate
That Lisa Simpson Rap Video Because If Glaus Does It So Will Lisa Lisa Has Been Talking Some Crap About How Troy Glaus Is a Loser and Not Coordinated That’s True That Doesn’t Mean You Have The Right To Insult Glaus Like That What Is Wrong With You Lisa So Stop Calling Glaus a Retarded Player and Retard That Just Isn’t Right To Me
I wouldn’t move Albert. Not a chance. If it were David Wright or ARam, sure I’d consider it, but not for Glaus. No way.
Comment by SleepNowInTheFire — July 18, 2009 @ 6:22 pm
He had an ulnar nerve transposition something or other…basically a Ortho went in and moved some stuff around. His problem is bigger than that because his UCL has significant tearing and fraying and needs TJ surgery. The other thing was a “help the symptoms” cure, but didn’t change the root problem.
Pujols’ arm was so messed up in 2003, that when he was playing the outfield, he’d have to toss the ball underhanded to another outfielder to get it back in. If “Three Nights in August” is to be believed, TLR was reallly stressing over the risks he was taking with Albert’s health that season.
Glaus hit well in 2008, but jumping through hoops to upgrade from one of Schumaker (with DeRosa playing 2b) or DeRosa to Glaus just doesn’t make sense to me. The gain would be marginal, at best. IMO, he’s a PH/backup 1b at this point.