Re: GM Project 2007 - Florida Marlins
I just don't see Ramirez as ever being a good fielding SS. I think he's outgrown the position. And Cabrera has stunk at 3rd his whole major league career. These guys can improve of course, but I don't see them ever being even average.
Say you move Ramirez to third, Cabrera to first, and then look to get a couple of affordable gloveman at catcher and SS. Suddenly you improve your team defense at 4 positions. That's the fastest way to improe your pitching quickly, while only marginally sacrificing offense. Perhaps it's not the optimal usage of positions since you are left with Jacobs without a position, but it's an awfully fast way to turn around an incredibly poor defense.
The other option I could see would be Willingham to first, Carrol to left, HanRam to CF, and a pick-up of a glove based SS. Either way, I'd like to see HanRam somewhere besides SS.