Havok1517 wrote:The smart thing to do would be to move Sandoval to 1B and then call up Guzman/McPherson to play 3B. Obviously, the Ishikawa and Aurilla combo was a dumb one as Ishikawa is nothing more than a pinch hitting bat (despite the dumb love he was getting here) and Aurilla should retire. Sandoval is pretty much the new Dimitri Young that can catch some, which isn't a bad thing, but he's not a full-time 3B nor catcher in a few years. This would allow the Giants to have room for Villalona at 1B when he's ready, move Sandoval to OF (as he'll be pushed aside by Posey and Villa') and then let either McPherson or Guzman play 3B. Though, I think Connor Gillaspie is a MLB regular in the future at 3B as well. It'd be great for Guzman and his 165 lb frame to get his glove good enough at SS but I don't think that'll happen though the throw from 3B is much harder than the throw from SS in most cases imo.
guzman does not have the glove to play 3B in the majors imo. sandoval is the better option there at this point. eventually i'd like to see a sandoval/posey platoon at C where the other plays somewhere in the field as both are definitely capable of it. it eliminates the need for a back up catcher and would likely reduce the risk of injury and fatigue from playing a whole season in a crouch. i'm curious as to why you think sandoval is not a full-time catcher in a few years? he's been pretty good behind the dish and has a cannon for an arm. i can't imagine he'd ever be an OFer and probably shouldnt play anything other than 1B or C.