dssguy99 wrote:we have 5 keepers...but I still think he should be stashed. Who's his competition? Ben Francisco? I dont think he's playing 3rd anymore or is he?
Laporta was never an option at 3B. But yes some combination of Francisco, Garko, VMart, Hafner and Shoppach are his competition. The catcher situation (Vmart at 1B?) and Hafner's health cause ripple effects thru all of the positions. Ideally Laporta doesn't play LF but because of logjams at those positions he likely will. And he's good enough that when he's ready he'll force himself into the lineup.