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TB13 wrote:Persuming that they trade Shef, I would think that at least the thought of moving Matsui to first base and having Melky be the every day left fielder would be entertained. Someone has to play first base every day, and it should not be Giambi. If Shef is the first baseman, then I expect Melky to find time in the field, while the outfielders get DHed, possibly in a rotation?
I think that they need to find a way to keep him in the outfield, on a virtual every day basis. He is their best outfielder.
First LastName TEAM GP INN RSpt RS/150
Emil Brown KC 87 719.3 9 17
Carl Crawford TB 148 1252.3 8 8
Scott Podsednk CWS 135 1087.7 7 9
Reed Johnson Tor 100 635.3 5 11
Raul Ibanez Sea 157 1397.7 4 4
Nick Swisher Oak 79 655.7 4 8
Jason Michaels Cle 117 1009.3 3 5
Craig Monroe Det 113 927.3 1 2
Garret Anderson LAA 94 813.7 -1 -1
Frank Catlnotto Tor 101 760.0 -2 -4
Brad Wilkerson Tex 80 664.3 -5 -9
Melky Cabrera NYY 116 999.7 -6 -9
Manny Ramirez Bos 123 1031.3 -32 -42
Based on those stats, Melky isn't that much of a defender...
I really doubt Matsui will move to first base after the Sheffield experiment, and Sheff is most likely being traded based on the lastest news. I could see a sheff deal involving a good defensive first baseman and an average pitcher. So next year would look like:
LF - Matsui
CF - Damon
RF - Abreu
1B - Trade for 1b?\Giambi
DH - Giambi
They really don't want Giambi playing 1b anymore so he's going to be the permanent DH it seems. If this happens I don't think Melky will be seeing enough playing time to make him worthy of a draft pick.