In my league, position eligibility is only for position that player is currently playing, so if Soriano gets moved to the OF to start new season, that is where he is eligible, not 2B. Is there any talk in Texas that they may keep him at 2B, making him my first round pick, 4th overall. Or are they going to put him in the OF, in which case I would lean toward Todd Helton.
My question is does he make the All Star game as an OF? As a 2B he's a lock of course every year. The Yanks wanted to maybe move him to LF after last season but he put up a stink about it. I suspected then that he liked his All Star status and how it can get him more money at contract time, so he wanted to stay put. I wonder how he's feeling about the possible move now?
if the guy has 20+ HR and 20+ SB's at the break he is going to make the all star game. he might not start though
1B- Delgado or giambi
2B- Boone(if soriano moves)
SS- Nomar/Tejada/Jeter?(Prob. Nomar though)
OF- Ichiro(no matter what kind of year he is having, the japanese will stuff the ballot box)
OF- Vlad(always a leading vote getter)
OF- tons of guys could be at this spot, since its a popularity contest
-soriano, manny, sheffield, beltran, vernon wells, matsui and mags are all possibilities
As a Ranger fan, what I've been hearing down here is one of two scenarios.
Option 1--Soriano plays 2B, Mike Young shifts to SS, and either Nivar or Nix plays center field.
Option 2--Soriano plays center field and Eric Young plays SS.
Haven't heard an official announcement just yet on the matter. I know it's not very helpful in your situation, just letting you know what the papers and the news is saying down here. Personally, I hope they let him play 2B, but we'll just have to wait and see.
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from what i've read, the rangers want to give Nix a shot a CF, so that leaves Soriano at 2B or SS...
MYoung has more recent experience at SS, but Soriano played there in Japan and in the minors, and is said to have a better arm from short than he does from 2B. For my fantasy teams sake I hope he stays at 2B with MYoung at SS...but who knows?
EYoung is probably best served as a utility guy at both MI spots and in the OF...he played some LF last year.
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Rangers know they arent playing for anything this year. There is absolutely no reason for them to use Eric Young. They are going to experiment with they kids this year in my opinion. Soriano will not be playing the outfield. I think hes going to wind up being given a chance at SS. It will help his value for this season, but long term if he switched to short his value goes down slighty down because SS is deeper than 2b for the time being. He has never played OF,I dont think they will even try him there and in the event that they do to experiment, he will be bad enough there for them to switch him back to the infield very fast.