And then factor small market considerations. Why pay for 1B production when it's plentiful? You've got to save your money for scarce items. That doesn't mean I'm opposed to paying for corner bats if it fits the budget, but long-term I want to be investing in up-the-middle talents ... like Brandon Phillips.
Offense at 2B is never a surplus. It's a massive competitive advantage, especially when it comes in a package with a quality glove. If you want to optimize your resources, keep the 2B production.