Considering how well the signing of Cesar Hernandez worked out last year I could see the FO being tempted to try and repeat that for one year rather than going with one of the collection of AAA guys we have now.Wouldn't it be something if the FO traded for a 2B when we have so many young MIFs coming?
On the surface it seems implausible. But within the framework of having a contending team in 2022, maybe not so much.
If the FO could find a young, controllable super utility type whose first position was second base, but had the chops to move into the super utility spot once a youngster showed he could take over, it might be a possibility.
I think it was assumed...and I admit that I did...that SOMEBODY would grab second base and run with it. But the results look more like four guys running away from the job.
Honestly, does anybody feel comfortable installing anybody we have right now as next years regular 2B?
I dont see the next nineteen games changing anything...and I am not enamored with the idea of using spring training desert mirages as the way to choose one.
IF Chang could hit .270 for an entire season with 25 dingers he would be our starting 2B....and if the FO thought that was realistic, they wouldn't have acquired nearly twenty MIFs thru various trades and other acquisitions over the last several years.
But Chang has never hit close to .270 over the course of an entire season, excepting rookie ball when he was 18 yrs old...and he has only hit more than 13 home runs in a season once, when he was 21 yrs old.
The FO can't make decisions like fans do. It can't ignore all the ugly and simply focus on hot streaks. Over the course of this season in Cleveland he has a 72 wRC+.
For his MLB career, his wRC+ is 65...35% worse than average. In comparison, Jake Bauers...everybodys reference for futility...has a wRC+ of 81.