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Why don't the Sox put Beckham at 3B for a bit?

Postby Maris09 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:30 pm

I was thinking this a few weeks back, why not put him back at 3B for a couple weeks and see if that helps him break out a little bit. Maybe being back at his old position would help relax him some, and get his bat going.

Now that Teahen is out for a bit, this becomes even more of a no brainer to me.
Let Nix play at second base for a while and see if putting Beckham back at his old position helps him some.
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Re: Why don't the Sox put Beckham at 3rd for a bit?

Postby mac-unit » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:40 pm

Brent Morel was just promoted to AAA. I'm hoping he will get the call when they get fed up with Nix. But they may think moving him back to 3rd could hurt him in the field more than help him at the plate.
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Re: Why don't the Sox put Beckham at 3B for a bit?

Postby jackie hayes » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:45 am

The Sox wanted the move to 2b to be permanent, so they'll probably leave him there. Bouncing him around the infield (to 3b, then back to 2b) doesn't seem to have any clear advantage. They already extended Teahen before the season. (Not saying that was a good move, just saying.)
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Re: Why don't the Sox put Beckham at 3B for a bit?

Postby Maris09 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:21 am

jackie hayes wrote:The Sox wanted the move to 2b to be permanent, so they'll probably leave him there. Bouncing him around the infield (to 3b, then back to 2b) doesn't seem to have any clear advantage. They already extended Teahen before the season. (Not saying that was a good move, just saying.)

Yeah it was more of a....let him play somewhere he's used to and maybe that will help spark his bat kind of thing. I'm not saying it's the case in this situation, but sometimes the move to a new position can take the majority of a players attention, and thus hurt his bat for a bit. Ozzie's tried everything from moving him down in the order, to giving him a few days off, etc... I thought this might be a decent thing to try as well for a week or so.
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