Originally Posted by Mark Sheldon MLB.com
Encarnacion has no guarantees and will have to earn a starting job by consistently outplaying Aurilia at third base. The organization believes Encarnacion must improve his throwing accuracy and get more hitting experience. If he can't show he's ready, expect Aurilia to open 2006 at third base, but also move around. It sounds like second base will have a revolving set of guys -- namely Aurilia, Freel and Womack -- without one guy owning the job outright.
So let's get this straight.
The organization belives EdE needs more experience at the big league level.
EdE has no guarantees of a starting spot.
For EdE's sake - I hope this guy hits and fields from Day One. However, In Jerry Narron's rainbow-hazed world, RA still probably would start.