Originally Posted by Vottomatic
I don't really have an answer. But I have more devil's advocate comments:
People fear Billy Hamilton playing 2 positions in the majors, CF & SS, yet had no problem sticking Valdes in CF or all over the diamond.
Frankly, I was more concerned about playing Valdes everywhere, than I'd ever be letting Hamilton occasionally play shortstop, his natural position up until the position change.
But I still don't know what my final answer would be. I guess Regis Philbin will have to wait.
What? Why would we ever ever care about Valdez's development? I'm guessing it's Hamilton's development that is the reasoning why people don't want to jerk him around.
Valdez was a spare part. End of the bench guy. Hamilton is one of the top prospects in baseball. You couldn't compare two guys further on opposite sides of the spectrum.