Is this guy really going to play 2nd with Aaron Boone back? 28 HRs from a 2B that has to have a ton of value. What round should this guy be going in, in drafts? And will he be able to repeat his #s from last year?
I read somewhere that Blake might play 2nd. One of the magazines I bought has him listed as a 3B/2B. Thanks for setting me straight. That would have been a disaster if I drafted him to play 2nd. Thanks again.
by the end of this season, blake could very well be eligible at every position besides catcher and ss. 2nd, OF, 3rd, and 1st are all up in the air as the tribe has guys who can play all of them, but they all carry their problems and doubts as well.
I know most of the depth charts (like RotoTimes, RotoWorld) list Blake at RF but when the Indians GM was on MLB radio about a week or so ago he said the Blake was getting moved to LF. Anyone else here this?
The Indians will love Blake even more if he proves he can handle the switch from third base to left field. When the Tribe signed third baseman Aaron Boone last season as a free agent, it became clear Blake, the Indians' third baseman the last two years, would have to move elsewhere in 2005.
Something did. The Indians signed Belliard, which bumped Blake to the outfield, probably right field.
"The day they re-signed Ronnie Belliard, (Manager) Eric Wedge called me and said, 'How's my new right fielder doing?' " said Blake.
A few weeks later, with the signing of free agent Juan Gonzalez, who will, if healthy, open in right field, Blake was bumped to left field. In his nine-year career as a professional, Blake has played exactly two games in the outfield. That came two years ago in Triple-A.
This season, he will be counted on to be an everyday outfielder at the major-league level.
So if Gonzo makes the team Blake is in LF else Blake is in RF?
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey