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How in the world would it lessen his value to expose him to other positions? Is he suppose to forget how to play short? Besides, the Angels are trying to win their division and in the event of an injury to any infielder might need Wood to fill in at a given position. The name of the game is to win games at the major league level. Right now, Wood is insurance and not a trading chip. If he becomes a trading chip, there is no chance his value will be diminished by time at first or third.What if Aybar gets hurt? Or traded (there have been runors)? The fact is, Wood has FAR more value as a SS than as a 3B or 1B. Why would the Angels diminish his value while in the minors by taking him off the position?
By "spattering" (no "l"), I mean a game here and there.If he's splattering over there at 1st, I guess it means he can't play there, either.
Morales is finally producing offensively, but he is not a very good defender. Besides, as I said, Wood is currwently injury insurance. Morales could get hurt.He's not needed at 1B -- young Kendry Morales is having himself a fine year in the bigs.
Aybar is the superior defender and his future is at shortstop. Kendrick is their second baseman of the future. Current third baseman Figgins is in the last year of his contract and Wood has more value to th Angels as a third baseman.Again, why not keep him at SS and move Aybar to 2B? It maximizes Wood's value.
That does not mean Wood can't play shortstop. It means the Angels have a greater need for his skills at positions besides shortstop. That is all it means and any other translation is purely conjecture.
???Not arguing that the Reds have a superb option at the major leagues now, though Janish can field the position.
That is just another assumption. This could be assumed of any shortstop prospectIf it's been years since you've seen Wood there, it's possible he has followed the path that some thought he would -- getting bigger, filling out, losing the necessary range to be a big leaguer there. That process may be underway, and it's only going to continue.
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All this kvetching about upgrading the offense: you are paying attention to this team's starting pitching, right?
That rotation's a recipe for a 5-17 July if there ever was one.
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Funny football story about a deal like that.
Back in the 80's the Oilers traded RB Rob Carpenter to the Giants. I believe the deal was that if he got 750 yards that season the Oilers were to get a 2nd round draft pick, less than 750, a third. He had 751 on the final day at the end of the game. With just a few seconds left, instead of the QB just kneeling, he handed it off to Carpenter, who was stopped for a three yard loss. He finished with 748 yards, and the Oilers got a 3rd round pick.
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