We have two second basemen who are quality players: Jose Vidro (3 time All-Star). Alfonso Soriano (4 time All-Star, 1 time All-Star MVP). The problem is, only one of them can start on any given day. Now, both of them have objected to moving from second. Ever wise David Pinto sums it up:
Maybe the Nationals can think outside the box to satisfy both players. Instead of the shortstop moving for a shift on a left-handed batter, just bring in Soriano from left. The team doesn’t expect a lefty to go the other way if there’s a shift on, and this will give Alfonso a chance to play the infield, especially against Barry Bonds. Of course, the winner of a Celebrity Death Match works too.
At this point, I’m seriously thinking that Celebrity Death Match might be the way to go. Of course, with nine second-basemen, perhaps it might be better to go the all-2B, all-the-time route.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs