The_Idiot wrote: jackie hayes wrote:
ejay508 wrote:What makes Hanley #2 player is that he is a SS byt you having Tulo it eliminates this and basically removes position from Equation. When you do that, I take Braun.
No, it doesn't, because of the middle infielder position.
That was my thought as well. My quandry is whether Hanley vs. Gordon is greater than Braun vs. the least productive of Guillen/Bay/A. Jones/Wells/Maybin.
Right. Like I said, I'd do this. The dropoff from Braun to Hanley in terms of pure stats is slight, if any. Sticking with what you have now, Gordon has to pan out or you have to find somebody on the wire who fits that position. If you make the move, you can play whoever you want in the util spot you open up. If Gordon pans out, great, stick him in the util. If one of the extra outfielders excels, fine. You have a lot more options, and you have the added bonus of serious infield insurance (in case of an injury). For me, the deal's a definite yes.