Asking your opinions on this one. My current starting lineup consists of:
C: Varitek, 1B: Klesko, 2B: Durham, SS: Garciaparra, 3B: D. Jimenez, OF: S. Green, L. Gonzalez, J. Cruz UTIL: K. Millar, D. Lee, G. Jenkins.
I have Alfonzo on my bench (he was my starter at 3B, but I can't put up with his .167 average) and I have Giles on the DL.
My pitching staff just took a hit with the Big Unit going on the DL. I only have 1 DL spot, so I have no where to put the Unit, but on my bench until Sunday (when he is supposed to be activated).
Should I dump Alfonzo and pick up a pitcher to start until the Unit comes off the DL, and keep my hitting the way it is (ie. not be able to rotate an offensive player off my bench and into my active roster)? I'm going to have to release someone when Giles comes back off the DL, I had planned on it being Jenkins after his little "hot streak" cooled off, but why dump Jenkins when Alfonzo is sucking so bad? What kind of turn around do you think Alfonzo will make? IIRC, Alfonzo got off to a slow start last year, and ended up with a decent year when all was said and done.
I guess what I'm asking is, should I dump Alfonzo and go with Jimenez as my starting 3B longterm? Or do I need to keep Alfonzo as insurance should Jimenez tank it? Aramis Ramirez and Adrian Beltre are on the wire, so I do have insurance should I drop Alfonzo. What should I do? I'm really not liking Alfonzo's production thus far, but I think he is a good hitter in a very good lineup...