Originally Posted by hebroncougar
That was the only reason I could come up, that last year was Gordon's first year with a wooden bat. I'm not buying the 1st vs. 3rd thing.......both are offensive positions.
1st base is typically where a team's worst fielder goes. Hence the Reds trying Dunn out there. They aren't always bad in the field, but for the most part 1Bmen don't have the greatest gloves/range/arms. So a good 1b isn't nearly as hard to come by as a stud 3Bmen who can field to at least league average or above and hit as well.